FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW INSIDER UPDATEAGENT BUILDS ON MAC OS 9 AND OS X POWERS
Leading Software Updater Improves Performance, Scheduling and Power
August 6, 2001 [Carlsbad, California] Insider UpdateAgent 10.0.4 was
released today and adds performance, scheduling and power management to its
five-mouse-rated functionality. UpdateAgent brings all Macintosh
applications up-to-date-including traditional Mac Classic applications,
Classic apps carbonized for Mac OS X, and Cocoa applications written
specifically for Mac OS X systems.
"UpdateAgent is the surest, simplest way to keep your Mac up-to-date,"
commented Rio Sabadicci, president of Insider Software. "This release makes
it even simpler-almost automatic-for users to stay current with the latest
technology from over 2,000 developers."
SCANS FOR OUTDATED SOFTWARE FASTER
The new version of UpdateAgent scans a Macintosh hard disk for outdated
applications 30% faster under both Mac OS9 and OS X. It accomplishes this
with more efficient scanning code as well as smarter treatment of system
files and directories.
CONVENIENT SCHEDULING AND POWER MANAGEMENT CONTROLS
Users running Mac OS 9 and OS X can now use UpdateAgent's scheduling
function to update their systems when they are unused and when network
traffic is minimal. Users simply specify a day and time and UpdateAgent
automatically launches regular sessions that check for new software
The new UpdateAgent also enables users to sleep or shut down their Macs
after their updating sessions are finished. Customers can use these power
management features in conjunction with UpdateAgent's scheduling system.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Insider UpdateAgent X 10.0.4 software is free to all registered users of
the updating service. New users can try a demo version that displays all
files required to bring a system's applications up-to-date and downloads
free Mac OS updates. The full version downloads updaters for all
applications and costs $49.95 US for a full year of Internet-based updates.
Both versions are available for immediate download from Insider's web site
at www.insidersoftware.com. For more information, users can send mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-700-6340 or +1-760-804-9900.
ABOUT INSIDER UPDATEAGENT
Insider UpdateAgent brings every application program on a Macintosh system
current with the latest updates released by over 2,000 software vendors.
After determining precisely which updaters are required to bring a system
up-to-date, UpdateAgent downloads the updaters over the Internet or copies
them from CDs. The program can run automatically at regular intervals,
maintains the confidentiality of users' hard drive contents, and provides
hot web links to vendors' web sites.
INDUSTRY PRAISE FOR INSIDER UPDATEAGENT
Insider UpdateAgent's advanced capabilities have earned it a coveted
five-star rating from ZDnet, a five-disk rating from MacReview, and
"Freakin' Awesome" from MacAddict.
Insider UpdateAgent requires three megabytes of memory to run on the
Macintosh system being updated, as well as whatever disk space is required
to store any relevant updaters.
ABOUT INSIDER SOFTWARE
Insider Software, founded in 1993 and based in Carlsbad, California,
develops and markets software products that make computers run better. In
addition to Insider UpdateAgent, Insider also produces Insider FontAgent,
the leading Windows and Macintosh font maintenance and repair utility; and
Insider SpaceAgent, a website compression and speed-up utility that also
runs on Windows and Macintosh systems.