INSIDER DELIVERS COMPLETE SOLUTION FOR UPDATING MACINTOSH SYSTEMS
New Product Combines Quarterly CDs With Online Update Service
February 27, 1998 [Carlsbad, CA] Insider Software today announced
InsiderUpdates CD Edition, a revolutionary solution for keeping the
software on any number of Macintosh systems up-to-date. The CD Edition
delivers four sets of quarterly CDs with a complete collection of software
updaters from over 2,000 Macintosh software vendors, as well as an annual
subscription to InsiderUpdates Online Edition. It also includes software
that analyzes and updates the operating system, applications, and utilities
on a Macintosh in minutes.
COMBINES QUARTERLY CDS WITH UP-TO-THE-MINUTE ONLINE UPDATES Every quarter,
the new CD Edition of InsiderUpdates delivers a current copy of Insider
Software's extensive repository of Macintosh software updaters-over a
gigabyte of compressed updaters on two CDs. Between the quarterly
publishing dates, users can obtain up-to-the-minute changes from Insider's
Internet ftp servers.
"System administrators, workgroup managers and consultants waste way too
much time wading through web sites for the right updaters, copying updaters
to removable drives, and scouring hard drives for application version
numbers," remarked Rio Sabadicci, president of Insider Software. "The
InsiderUpdates CD Edition replaces all those headaches with two mouse
clicks. It's exactly what they need to maintain all their Macintoshes
quickly, easily, and efficiently."
BRINGS SYSTEMS UP-TO-DATE IN JUST A FEW MINUTES On a two-gigabyte
Macintosh, the new CD Edition of InsiderUpdates takes only two minutes to
detect every outdated piece of software on a Macintosh and determine
precisely which updaters are required to bring the system up-to-date. Next,
InsiderUpdates copies the selected updaters to the Macintosh's hard drive
and optionally decompresses them. Users can also schedule unattended
updating sessions. Each system maintains its own updating history for quick
The CD Edition of InsiderUpdates requires only one megabyte of memory to
run on the Macintosh system being updated, as well as whatever disk space
is required to store any relevant updaters. Each system also needs a local
CD drive or access to a networked CD drive.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
InsiderUpdates CD Edition is available immediately from Insider Software,
and can be ordered by calling 1-800-700-6340 or +1-760-804-9900, or by
visiting Insider's web site at www.theInside.com. An annual subscription to
InsiderUpdates CD Edition has a special introductory price of $199 U.S.
effective until May 31, 1998, after which its price will rise to $299 U.S.
The Online Edition of InsiderUpdates, regularly $84 per year, is included
for free with every CD Edition purchase.
InsiderUpdates is the leading Internet-based software update program that
automatically delivers all the necessary software updates to a Macintosh
computer. Instead of visiting various Web sites and tediously comparing
software version numbers to get updaters, the InsiderUpdates application
compares users' installed software with available updaters from over 2,000
Macintosh developers and automatically downloads all the relevant updaters
from Insider's high-speed internet servers. The program can be scheduled to
run automatically during non-business hours. InsiderUpdates does not
transmit any information about the users' computer and does not
automatically modify installed software.
ABOUT INSIDER SOFTWARE
Insider Software, founded in 1993 and based in Carlsbad, California,
develops and markets software products that make Macintosh computers run
better. In addition to InsiderUpdates, Insider also produces FontBox, the
leading font maintenance and repair utility, and HyperBox, a
hypertext-based document launcher. They can be found on the World Wide Web
Insider Software Inc
6412 Merlin Drive, Suite 700
Carlsbad, CA 92009 USA
Phone: 760-804-9900 or support@theInside.com
Sales: 800-700-6340 or sales@theInside.com