Watsonville, CA - May 15, 2001 - Aladdin Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aladdin Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ALHI), today announced the release of StuffIt(tm) Expander 6.0 for Windows 98, ME, NT and 2000. StuffIt Expander is a FREE file decompression utility that empowers PC users to open virtually any compressed or encoded file, and is the only utility that allows users to decompress the popular compression formats on Windows, LINUX, UNIX, and Macintosh systems. In addition to previously supported formats, StuffIt Expander 6.0 adds support for .Bzip and an international favorite, .lha compressed archives, firmly establishing it as the most powerful and easy to use file decompression utility available on the market today.
"Every day we receive files from customers in a myriad of formats created on many different platforms and StuffIt Expander has never failed to decompress a file," said Linda Archer, of Jaguar Design Studio. Whether users are seeking to send files to users on different operating systems, or different continents, StuffIt Expander offers a range of features designed to make the file transfer process as seamless and efficient as possible.
StuffIt offers Unicode support to ensure that file names that include 2-byte and other non-roman characters are successfully preserved, and will automatically associate Macintosh files with the appropriate Windows application. StuffIt's cross platform features also include a text conversion setting that can correctly format an expanded text document for use on PC, UNIX, LINUX or Macintosh based systems.
"A free decompression utility on every platform is a key part of our strategy to make StuffIt the complete compression solution," said Matthew Covington, StuffIt Windows product manager. "Following our recent release of StuffIt Solaris and LINUX utilities, StuffIt Expander 6.0 firmly establishes Aladdin as a leader in cross platform compression technology."
Also new for StuffIt Expander 6.0 is Aladdin Systems' "iSupport." iSupport is an elegant, one-click solution that seamlessly connects users to the Aladdin Systems' online support infrastructure. Providing them with information on the latest version of their software and connecting them with solutions to decompression nightmares.
StuffIt Expander also offers users award winning ease of use. User's can access the contents of an archive or encoded file simply by double clicking it. There is no interface to learn, and no nag screen to dismiss. StuffIt Expander is the fastest most efficient way to access compressed files.
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