SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- InstallShield(R) Software Corporation, the acknowledged leader in software installation, deployment packaging, and updating solutions, today announced InstallShield X Express Edition, the very first entry-level product to include the ability to create installations that will run on both Windows and Linux. The new Express Edition, now a member of the InstallShield X product family, also features a new compact installer, the ability to notify users of application updates, and exclusive support for all Windows platforms, Linux, and Palm(TM) handheld devices. "The InstallShield X Express Edition is the quickest, easiest, and most affordable solution for creating reliable Windows, Linux, and Mobile Device installations. With InstallShield X Express Edition, basic installations can be built in record time without training," said Brian Vile, General Manager, InstallShield Setup Authoring. "With one common interface, one set of technologies, and one trusted source for all of your training and support needs, the three editions in the InstallShield X family offer the most comprehensive solution for all software developers." The new InstallShield X Express Edition guides setup authors step-by-step through a visual checklist interface, enabling complete installation development in less than a day. InstallShield X Express Edition is remarkably easy to use, with many productivity wizards, task-oriented views, and built-in support for over 70 redistributable technologies. Full integration into the Visual Studio .NET environment is available, as well as complete support for the .NET Framework. The InstallShield X Express Edition also includes the ability to notify end users of available updates after they have installed an application via the included Update Service Starter Edition. New and Enhanced InstallShield X Express Edition Features and Benefits 1. NEW! Linux Support added - Easily create installations that will run on Linux using a dedicated point-and-click interface written completely in Java. If you've outgrown tar files and shell scripts for distributing your programs, and you want the extra power of an industry-standard installation tool, this easy-to-use design environment is just what you need. 2. NEW! Compact Project Type for smallest footprint - Instantly create and deploy a simple Windows installation with a very low overhead of less than 100KB. 3. NEW! Instantly Notify Users of Updates - via the integrated InstallShield Update Service Starter Edition. With just a few clicks, you can make this a part of your application and communicate with customers, improving service and satisfaction. 4. NEW! Always Overwrite - Easily mark files that will always need to be overwritten at installation time, regardless of version or modification date. 5. ENHANCED! Mobile Device Support - Quickly create installations for mobile devices and expand your deployment to all Window CE platforms, including PocketPC 2003 and Smartphone 2003, as well as all Palm handheld devices. Pricing and Availability InstallShield X Express Edition is available immediately from InstallShield, its online eShop, and through a network of authorized resellers and distributors worldwide. For new customers the product is available from $399 (US - MSRP). Upgrades are available from $199 (US - MSRP). Information on InstallShield's complete line of products, wide range of training options, and professional consulting services is available from http://www.installshield.com or by calling 800-809-5659. About InstallShield Software Corporation InstallShield Software Corporation is the acknowledged leader in software installation, deployment packaging, and updating solutions. The company offers a wide range of products and services that guarantee the successful distribution, management and setup of applications for independent software vendors, systems administrators and end users. InstallShield was founded in 1987 and is headquartered near Chicago in Schaumburg, Ill., with European headquarters in Bristol, England. For more information, visit http://www.installshield.com. InstallShield, InstallShield X, and InstallShield Update Service are registered trademarks of InstallShield Software Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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