ConeXware Selects Stardock Corporation to Power Skins in PowerArchiver 2006

ConeXware Awards Skinners $1,300 in Cash Prizes



Jun 29, 2006, 01:00 ET from ConeXware

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- To promote the
 release of PowerArchiver 2006 version 9.6, ConeXware, Inc. has teamed up
 with Stardock Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Partner and the world's leading
 provider of desktop customization software for Windows
 (http://www.stardock.com). ConeXware has chosen Stardock's DirectSkin
 skinning engine for use in PowerArchiver, an industry-leading compression
 and encryption utility. By implementing DirectSkin in PowerArchiver,
 ConeXware is enabling its users to choose how they want the application to
 look. Customers can change PowerArchiver's toolbar, icons, menus and even
 the application's window.
     The two companies additionally launched a skinning contest to encourage
 development of PowerArchiver 2006 skins. Designers from across the globe
 submitted new user interface styles for the application. The winners were
 selected this week and awarded $1,300 in cash prizes, along with free
 licenses of PowerArchiver to everyone who participated.
     "Over the years, PowerArchiver has led the compression field with an
 outstanding wealth of features and options. With the latest version of
 PowerArchiver, we wanted to provide our users with the ability to
 personalize their experience through the use of skins. DirectSkin from
 Stardock is widely recognized as best solution to add skinning ability to
 any application, and we were impressed by its speed and ease of
 integration," said Drazen Dodig, co- founder of ConeXware, Inc.
     "Increased customization and branding are two important and strategic
 areas to any company looking to better serve their customer base," said
 Brad Wardell, President and CEO of Stardock. "DirectSkin utilizes the
 ability to brand any product in a functional and fun way. Although Stardock
 is a one- stop-shop for creating customized skins for branding purposes, we
 also recognize the importance of users being able to create unique skins.
 Using DirectSkin is the perfect solution for that."
     "The ability to receive real-time support was outstanding, and Stardock
 went far beyond what is expected to make DirectSkin a perfect fit for
 PowerArchiver and its millions of users. We eagerly look forward to
 becoming part of Stardock's skinning community," said Dodig.
     PowerArchiver 2006 version 9.62 is available in 17 languages, and can
 be downloaded free of charge for a 30-day evaluation. PowerArchiver is on
 the Web at: http://www.powerarchiver.com
     More information about DirectSkin can be found at:
 http://www.stardock.com/products/directskin/
     About ConeXware:
     Since 2001, ConeXware has been a leading provider of compression,
 encryption and archiving utilities. Its award-winning flagship product,
 PowerArchiver, has set the benchmark for the industry by combining powerful
 features with a simple, easy to use interface. The company also offers the
 PowerArchiver Outlook Plug-in and PowerArchiver Command Line. ConeXware
 software is used by millions of individuals, governments, educational
 institutions and corporations around the world. ConeXware's reach spans the
 globe, with its software offered in 17 different languages.
     About Stardock:
     Stardock, a Microsoft Gold Partner, is the world's leading developer of
 Windows enhancement utilities. Stardock software is used by over 15 million
 people worldwide and has been licensed by cutting-edge companies including
 NVIDIA, ATI, Alienware and Nintendo, as well as being used in movies and
 TV. Stardock operates WinCustomize.com, the premier portal for Windows
 enhancements drawing more than three million unique visitors each month.
 Stardock Entertainment, a division of Stardock Corporation, also develops
 best-selling computer games, including the award-winning Galactic
 Civilizations series, which are distributed electronically through
 Stardock's TotalGaming.Net division. The company's website is:
 http://www.stardock.com
 
 

SOURCE ConeXware
    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- To promote the
 release of PowerArchiver 2006 version 9.6, ConeXware, Inc. has teamed up
 with Stardock Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Partner and the world's leading
 provider of desktop customization software for Windows
 (http://www.stardock.com). ConeXware has chosen Stardock's DirectSkin
 skinning engine for use in PowerArchiver, an industry-leading compression
 and encryption utility. By implementing DirectSkin in PowerArchiver,
 ConeXware is enabling its users to choose how they want the application to
 look. Customers can change PowerArchiver's toolbar, icons, menus and even
 the application's window.
     The two companies additionally launched a skinning contest to encourage
 development of PowerArchiver 2006 skins. Designers from across the globe
 submitted new user interface styles for the application. The winners were
 selected this week and awarded $1,300 in cash prizes, along with free
 licenses of PowerArchiver to everyone who participated.
     "Over the years, PowerArchiver has led the compression field with an
 outstanding wealth of features and options. With the latest version of
 PowerArchiver, we wanted to provide our users with the ability to
 personalize their experience through the use of skins. DirectSkin from
 Stardock is widely recognized as best solution to add skinning ability to
 any application, and we were impressed by its speed and ease of
 integration," said Drazen Dodig, co- founder of ConeXware, Inc.
     "Increased customization and branding are two important and strategic
 areas to any company looking to better serve their customer base," said
 Brad Wardell, President and CEO of Stardock. "DirectSkin utilizes the
 ability to brand any product in a functional and fun way. Although Stardock
 is a one- stop-shop for creating customized skins for branding purposes, we
 also recognize the importance of users being able to create unique skins.
 Using DirectSkin is the perfect solution for that."
     "The ability to receive real-time support was outstanding, and Stardock
 went far beyond what is expected to make DirectSkin a perfect fit for
 PowerArchiver and its millions of users. We eagerly look forward to
 becoming part of Stardock's skinning community," said Dodig.
     PowerArchiver 2006 version 9.62 is available in 17 languages, and can
 be downloaded free of charge for a 30-day evaluation. PowerArchiver is on
 the Web at: http://www.powerarchiver.com
     More information about DirectSkin can be found at:
 http://www.stardock.com/products/directskin/
     About ConeXware:
     Since 2001, ConeXware has been a leading provider of compression,
 encryption and archiving utilities. Its award-winning flagship product,
 PowerArchiver, has set the benchmark for the industry by combining powerful
 features with a simple, easy to use interface. The company also offers the
 PowerArchiver Outlook Plug-in and PowerArchiver Command Line. ConeXware
 software is used by millions of individuals, governments, educational
 institutions and corporations around the world. ConeXware's reach spans the
 globe, with its software offered in 17 different languages.
     About Stardock:
     Stardock, a Microsoft Gold Partner, is the world's leading developer of
 Windows enhancement utilities. Stardock software is used by over 15 million
 people worldwide and has been licensed by cutting-edge companies including
 NVIDIA, ATI, Alienware and Nintendo, as well as being used in movies and
 TV. Stardock operates WinCustomize.com, the premier portal for Windows
 enhancements drawing more than three million unique visitors each month.
 Stardock Entertainment, a division of Stardock Corporation, also develops
 best-selling computer games, including the award-winning Galactic
 Civilizations series, which are distributed electronically through
 Stardock's TotalGaming.Net division. The company's website is:
 http://www.stardock.com
 
 SOURCE ConeXware