REALbasic 4 will ship in January. All copies of REALbasic 3.5 purchased
starting December 1, 2001 to include a free upgrade.

December 12, 2001. Austin, TX – REAL Software announced today that
REALbasic 4 will be available in January 2002. Any purchase of REALbasic
3.5 occurring on or after December 1, 2001 is eligible for a free upgrade
when REALbasic 4 ships.

REALbasic is the powerful, easy-to-use tool for creating your own software
for Macintosh, Mac OS X, and Windows. It runs natively on Mac OS X as well
as Mac OS 8 and 9. REALbasic allows almost anyone to build software to
solve problems, run a business, or just have fun. This new release provides
even more power and ease-of-use for its growing numbers of users
everywhere. REALbasic continues to garner praise worldwide, most recently
winning an Eddy from the editors at Macworld Magazine.

“Version 4 is the best release of REALbasic so far”, said Geoff Perlman,
President and CEO of REAL Software. “We’ve focused even more on what our
customers have asked for, while at the same time added things they didn’t
even know they wanted!”

Improvements to the IDE make using REALbasic 4 easier and users more
productive. Enhancements to the EditField, ListBox, Canvas, Shell,
multimedia components, and more provide greater flexibility. External
Project Items, compiled RbScript, and much more make REALbasic more
powerful. Work faster and do more with REALbasic 4! Learn more @

“I’ve been using REALbasic 4 since the first public alphas”, said Joseph
Nastasi, creator A-OK! The Wings of Mercury, and CTO of YOU ARE GO!
Educational Space Simulations. “The added flexibility and power has made a
big impact on my work. REALbasic consistently exceeds my expectations!”

REALbasic is available for US$149.95 for the Personal Edition and US$349.95
for the Professional Edition packages, direct from REAL Software. REAL
Software offers academic and volume discounts as well as license-only
options. Upgrades to REALbasic 4 range in price from $29.95 to $89.95 for
owners of REALbasic 3.5. In addition to US English, REALbasic is available
in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese.

About REAL Software
REAL Software, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For
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