For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Naomi Pearce
Pearce Communications

Investor Contact:
Fiona Ross
The Financial Relations Board, Inc.
(310) 442-0599


— Exclusive Publishing Agreement Expands StarNine’s Internet Software
Lineup —

BERKELEY, Calif., June 2, 1997 — StarNine Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary
of Quarterdeck Corporation, today announced it will publish WebCatalog and
WebMerchant, Web commerce applications developed and previously marketed by
Pacific Coast Software of San Diego, California. In the exclusive
agreement StarNine will publish, market and support WebCatalog and
WebMerchant under the StarNine brand, while both companies will collaborate
on the development of future versions. Upgraded versions of both products
will be released this month by StarNine (see related release dated June 2,

Available for the Mac(tm)OS and Windows NT platforms, WebCatalog is the
first database designed exclusively for the Web, with integrated
connectivity to Web servers — no additional CGI, Plug-in or database
server is required. This unique architecture yields performance beyond
traditional solutions involving a separate CGI and back-end database
application. WebMerchant is a companion application that automatically
clears credit card transactions using the most popular automated methods
such as MacAuthorize, PCAuthorize and ICVerify. FirstVirtual payments are
also supported on both platforms. WebMerchant is architected so that
future payment methods, such as CyberCash, can be added quite easily.

“WebCatalog and WebMerchant have long been the performance leaders in the
online commerce arena,” explained Rusty Rahm, president and CEO of
StarNine. “We’ve always had a great deal of respect for the people at
Pacific Coast and their products, and we’re excited about our relationship.
We think the new versions will be welcomed by WebSTAR-based sites, as well
as for sites served on Windows NT Web servers.”

WebCatalog 2.0 is priced at $2,495 and WebMerchant 2.0 is $995. WebCatalog
and WebMerchant are available for both Mac and NT platforms. More
information on WebCatalog and WebMerchant can be found at
( WebCatalog and WebMerchant are
available for purchase online at (, or by calling

About Pacific Coast Software

Pacific Coast Software, located in San Diego County, California, is a
privately held company specializing in software consulting, software
developent, Web site creation and Web site hosting. Currently available
software includes Internet utility products such as SiteCheck, SiteEdit and
PhotoMaster. A wide array of Web site hosting and creation services are
supported on a dedicated high-speed connection, safeguarded to eliminate
down-time. Further information on Pacific Coast Software can be obtained
by calling 619/675-1106, accessing Pacific Coast’s site at
(, or by emailing

About StarNine

StarNine Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Quarterdeck Corporation
located in Berkeley, California, leading the development of Internet server
software, content creation tools, and email connectivity products. Best
known for its WebSTAR Web server software, StarNine also offers ListSTAR
list server software, WebCollage automated content creation software,
Quarterdeck Mail and Mail*Link Internet email gateways. Further information
on StarNine may be obtained by calling 510/649-4949, accessing StarNine’s
Web site at (, or by emailing

Quarterdeck Corporation, StarNine’s parent company, is a developer and
marketer of utilities and Internet software for small business, home
office, corporate, government and individual personal computer users. Its
worldwide headquarters are in Marina del Rey, California, with Dublin,
Ireland serving as its European headquarters. Further information on
Quarterdeck may be obtained by calling 800/354-3222, accessing
Quarterdeck’s Web site at (, or by emailing


Quarterdeck, StarNine and WebSTAR are registered trademarks of Quarterdeck
Corporation or its subsidiaries. ListSTAR is a trademark of Quarterdeck
Corporation or its subsidiaries. WebCatalog and WebMerchant are trademarks
of Pacific Coast Software. All other brands and products referenced herein
are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.