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  MINDVISION UPDATES INSTALLER VISE FOR MAC OS X RELEASE

LINCOLN, NEB. - April 5, 2001: MindVision Software today ships Installer VISETM 7.2, an update to the popular Mac OS X installer. This version supports installs on the new Mac OS X release and is available for download at http://www.mindvision.com/downloads.html.

WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION 7.2


MindVision has provided Mac OS X installation solutions since May 2000. Installer VISE 7.2 continues that support with features such as:

Access privileges authentication
When an install requires special access privileges, Installer VISE can prompt the user for user name and password, and authenticate that information before proceeding.

Uses Mac OS X install locations
In the multi-user environment of Mac OS X, the domain where you install an item defines how accessible that item will be. To help you control accessibility, Installer VISE makes it easy to set Mac OS X domain and install location for each item you install.

Extended updater support
Updater files included in Carbon or Unified installers will now run on Mac OS X.

Force restarts from Mac OS X
When appropriate, Installer VISE installers can force a system restart from Mac OS X.

Execute UNIX scripts from the installer
With its UNIX foundation, Mac OS X opens the door for many existing UNIX applications to transfer to the Macintosh platform. To capitalize on this opportunity, Installer VISE 7.2 can execute UNIX scripts from the installer.

Self-updating web installers
When your customer launches a web installer that differs from the server version, a new installer is downloaded. This allows you to update your installer code, in addition to the products it delivers.

Easier installer creation and modification
Arranging items in your Installer VISE archives is now easier than ever. Just shift-click on multiple items and drag them to a new location.

Integrated e-commerce support
Installer VISE integrates seamlessly with eSellerateTM, our sister company's comprehensive e-commerce tool kit. To extend this functionality to Mac OS X, Installer VISE now includes a Carbon eSellerate engine.

WHAT INSTALLER VISE CUSTOMERS ALREADY EXPECT FROM US


Best Industry Support. MindVision is known for its unmatched dedication to customer support. MindVision provides support for the same low price as always - FREE!

Best Community Commitment. MindVision was founded by small, independent developers. Nobody knows how to support the shareware and freeware author like we do. MindVision offers free, full strength installer tools to qualified independent-minded developers.

Deep and wide feature set. Installer VISE was designed specifically to meet the needs of our thousands of customers, from the smallest to the largest. Installer VISE is used to build the most complicated software installations on both Macintosh and Windows.

Mac OS Commitment. Installer VISE supports the very latest system software features. We are there for our customers who support the latest Apple technologies.

100% solution. MindVision always takes the extra time to research all the minute details and provide a complete solution for any given feature. Extra effort in adding extensive support for Mac OS X domains and user accounts makes Installer VISE the only choice for developers who want top-notch solutions.

Features you can't get anywhere else, including:
·  Archive libraries to easily modularize your installer
·  C-like variables to graphically add programming-level power to your installer
·  Build directives to customize your installers for multiple purposes
·  Task assistants to make getting started and putting the polish on installers easier than ever

POINTS OF COMPARISON


When comparing installer tools, here are some points worth considering:

Industry acceptance. Installer VISE is used by Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Macromedia, Metrowerks, id, AOL, Symantec, Dantz, Intuit, Kodak, MacSoft, Netscape, Connectix, and thousands of other software companies. Most of them used to use our competitor's product, but now they've come to rely on MindVision and Installer VISE.

Innovation. Installer VISE has consistently been first to market with the powerful features customers want. But don't just take our word for it - we encourage you to compare for yourself.

A company focused on developers. MindVision has been selling installation tools for over 8 years.

World-ready. Installer VISE can create installers in 16 languages.

Macintosh and Windows installers. Many Mac software companies also produce Windows versions of their products. By offering installers for both platforms, we eliminate the headache of using a cryptic, script-based Windows installer.

Installer VISE Lite. We offer a tightly-focused, low-cost alternative for smaller Macintosh customers.

We care. We always have, and always will offer our installer tools for free to shareware developers. We don't limit our offer to one year.

ABOUT MINDVISION


Founded in 1987, MindVision Software is a recognized industry leader specializing in software delivery systems for Macintosh and Windows. Installer VISE has long been the industry standard installer for the Macintosh, and is rapidly gaining recognition as an excellent choice for Windows. Thousands of software companies, including Apple, Adobe, Microsoft, Netscape, Macromedia, AOL, Connectix and FileMaker have come to rely on our software to deliver professional, easy-to-use installers to their customers.

Fully-functional evaluation copies of MindVision products can be obtained directly from the MindVision web site, by calling (402) 323-6600, or by sending e-mail to sales@mindvision.com.

MindVision and Installer VISE are trademarks of MindVision, Inc. eSellerate is a trademark and service mark of eSellerate, Inc. All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.

 
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