Lorin Rivers
Product Manager
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Free update offers improved Windows compilation support, faster code
execution, and over 20 new features.

San Francisco, CA January 5, 2000 REAL Software, Inc. today announced
REALbasic 2.1, the latest version of their award-winning, visual,
object-oriented BASIC development environment for Macintosh. This
update will be free for registered users of REALbasic 2.0.2. REAL
Software will show REALbasic 2.1 in their booth #949 at the MacWorld
Expo this month in San Francisco.

REALbasic is easy to use, powerful, and easy to learn. It is powerful
enough for professionals and easy enough for beginners to use.
Whether someone wants to learn (or return!) to programming, REALbasic
is for them. Users of all skill levels can quickly and easily create
stand-alone applications for the MacOS and even Microsoft Windows.

REALbasic 2.1 adds vastly improved support for creating applications
that run on Windows, improved database access, faster code execution,
improved reliability, and more than 20 other new features. Visit to view a detailed list of improvements and new

“We’re sure that our current and future customers will find REALbasic
2.1 an invaluable tool in their work and play. I’m proud of all the
new capabilities in this release” said Geoff Perlman, President and
CEO of REAL Software, Inc..

Apple Computer gave REALbasic the 1999 Best New Product award and
REALbasic has received high marks from every publication that has
reviewed it, scoring no less than 4 out of 5. REALbasic also enjoys a
strong, committed, and growing user base.

REALbasic 2.1 will be available early in the first quarter of 2000
direct from REAL Software and from our international distributors.
New customers can choose between the Standard Edition for US$149.95
and Professional Edition for US$249.95. The Professional Edition adds
support for SQL and 4GL database access, and compiling for Windows.
Academic and volume pricing is also available.

REAL Software, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin,
Texas. For more information visit or call