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
"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
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
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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