FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ZERO G SHIPS INSTALLANYWHERE=AE 4.5,
PREMIER MAC OS X DEPLOYMENT SOLUTION
Major Upgrade Delivers Complete Mac OS X Support, Including True Aqua Look
and Feel, Superior Handling of Macintosh File System, and Hundreds of Other
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 15, 2001) =96 Leading provider of multi-platform
software deployment solutions Zero G Software, Inc. today announced
complete Mac OS X support in InstallAnywhere 4.5, available immediately.
InstallAnywhere, the world=92s most powerful software deployment solution,
brings its industry leading feature set to the Mac OS X developer
community. InstallAnywhere handles most Macintosh-specific installation
details automatically, including the creation of icons in the Dock and onto
the desktop, full support for the Mac OS file systems (including Mac OS X=92=
long file names and Classic Mac OS=92s dual fork files) and the ability to
authenticate users with installation privileges.
InstallAnywhere 4.5 offers the combination of full support for Mac OS X,
complete Aqua look and feel, and the power and flexibility of a
full-featured multi-platform deployment solution.
=93The new Mac OS X is going to give ISVs and IT managers a reason to
reevaluate the Macintosh and its role in the business environment,=94 said
Tracy Corbo, senior analyst with Cahners In-Stat. =93The traditional Apple
plug and play motto coupled with expanding peripheral support of the
Firewire standard makes OS X an appealing low-maintenance alternative for
thinly-stretched IT support staff. As Apple looks to rally software support
behind its newest OS, Zero G is paving the way with a software installation
solution that ensures easy, one-click deployment of Macintosh applications.=
=93With Mac OS X version 10.1, Apple=92s next generation operating system is
ready for primetime, and we are thrilled with the innovative products that
developers are bringing to the platform,=94 said Ron Okamoto, Apple=92s vice
president of Worldwide Developer Relations. =93Zero G has always had a stron=
commitment to the Macintosh platform, and InstallAnywhere 4.5 gives Mac
developers the ability to create powerful multi-platform installers that
take full advantage of the benefits of Mac OS X.=94
=93The addition of Mac OS X functionality to InstallAnywhere delivers anothe=
powerful solution for multi-platform developers worldwide,=94 said Eric N
Shapiro, Zero G CEO. =93From its inception, InstallAnywhere has provided bot=
Macintosh and UNIX support. Mac OS X merges the advantages of these two
platforms and allows us to leverage our strengths in both areas.=94
Robust Feature Set Makes Anytime, Anywhere Deployment a Reality By
delivering an ideal mix of power, ease of use, and functionality, the
award-winning InstallAnywhere family streamlines the process of
multi-platform software deployment. With the ability to run an installer in
graphical, silent or console modes, to install and configure both Java and
platform-specific software, the ability to integrate with PowerUpdate (Zero
G’s complete software updating solution), and to install to more platforms
than any other available solution, InstallAnywhere continues to set the bar
for deployment solutions.
The InstallAnywhere Family
The InstallAnywhere 4.5 family =96 Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, and=
Enterprise Edition, the world=92s most powerful multi-platform software
deployment solution, simplifies complex installations and provides maximum
developer customization, along with full international support for 29
different languages. Available for US $2,495.
Standard Edition, the industry standard for multi-platform software
installation, offers more features and customizability than every other
product in its class. Available for US $995.
Now! is the easiest, quickest, and most inexpensive way to build
multi-platform software installers. It may be downloaded free of charge
from the company=92s website, www.ZeroG.com.
About Zero G
Founded in 1996, Zero G is the leading developer of multi-platform softwar=
deployment and updating solutions. Some of the blue-chip software producers
who count on Zero G are Adobe, AT&T, BEA Systems, Borland, IBM, Intel,
Nortel, Novell, and Sun Microsystems. Privately held, Zero G is
headquartered in San Francisco, California, and may be contacted at
1-415-512-7771 or found on the Internet at http://www.ZeroG.com.