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IBM today said it was offering a "try and buy" scheme for Network Stations, with the offer aimed at the reseller market. The company said that it will offer Network Station Manager Software (Release 3.0 for NT) which will include MetafFrame Systems, WinCenter for MetaFrame, SmartSuite from Lotus. Resllers will be offered the products for 45 days on a trial basis and IBM will offer SmartSuite on a 30 day trial basis. The products are on a CD ROM. While Network Station Manager software is free, the others will be charged for after the trial period. SmartSuite will cost $695 per server processor, so each client does not have to be licensed. The company did not say how much the tin that runs the software will cost on top of the trial offer. ®

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