NEW UPDATEAGENT VERSION BLAZES PATH TO MAC OS X
New Carbonized Version Aimed at Those Moving to New Mac Operating System
June 12, 2001 [Carlsbad, California] Insider Software joined the Mac OS X
revolution today by announcing Insider UpdateAgent X, a new version of its
five-mouse-rated online service that updates all Mac OS X and OS 9
applications, including Carbonized applications, traditional Mac OS Classic
applications, as well as OS X-specific ‘bundled’ Cocoa and Classic
SUPPORTING CARBON, COCOA AND CLASSIC APPLICATIONS The new version of
Insider UpdateAgent X supports all Macintosh applications, including
Classic, Carbon, and Cocoa versions. “Classic” applications are those
without support for the Carbon specification and run in the Compatability
Environment under OS X. Applications written to support OS X are “Carbon”
versions. Applications written exclusively for Mac OS X systems are termed
GETTING READY FOR A FLOOD OF MAC OS X APPLICATIONS Insider UpdateAgent X is
the fastest, easiest path users can take to prepare their applications for
moving to Mac OS X. “The stability, performance and beauty of OS X make
using it a joy,” remarked Rio Sabadicci, president of Insider Software.
“Now that Metrowerks has released developer tools for OS X, we expect an
avalanche of Carbon and Cocoa applications, and we want to make sure users
know that UpdateAgent X is the easiest way to take advantage of them.”
TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF MAC OS X FEATURES UpdateAgent X is a Carbon
application that runs under both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9. It takes full
advantage of the new clean interface features in Mac OS X. On Mac OS 9
systems, UpdateAgent provides updates for Apple operating system software
and all applications, while on Mac OS X it supports Apple’s new Software
Update application that automatically downloads new OS updates over the
Internet. As part of the service on both operating systems, UpdateAgent not
only downloads appropriate updaters, but also provides direct inks to
developers’ update web pages.
SELECTING THE RIGHT VERSION OF UPDATEAGENT Mac OS X users and users of Mac
OS 9 planning to move to Mac OS X should use the new UpdateAgent X, while
others should use UpdateAgent 8.1.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Insider UpdateAgent X software is free to all existing 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.