LAS VEGAS, NV -- November 18, 1996 -- Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq:SYMC) announced today that PC Computing's Most Valuable Product for Web Development at the 1996 awards ceremony. Symantec Café, is a powerful Java development tool that features Symantec's award-winning integrated development environment.
"We are extremely pleased that Symantec Café has achieved the top rating from PC Computing in the web development tools category," said Mansour Safai, general manager of Symantec's Internet Tools division. "Being first to market and receiving positive press and reviews has given Symantec the recognition for having the best Java development tool available. We recognize that there are many products that can help developers design and develop applications on the Internet, but this type of verification from PC Computing attests to our leading dominant market position."
Symantec Café for Windows 1.5's enhanced features include a dramatically improved compiler that is now 500% faster than the previous compiler. Improvements in the debugger include expression evaluation, watch window and value tip features. The Symantec Café 1.5 update is available to any registered Symantec Café user in the Update Center on the Café website. Symantec Café 1.5 will be bundled with "Teach Yourself Java in Café in 21 Days" by Dan Joshi, Laura Lemay and Charles Perkins. This bundle will be available by the end of the year in the U.S. retail channel only. It will not be available directly from Symantec. Symantec Café for Windows is currently available for purchase on the Symantec Café website (http://cafe.symantec.com) or in the retail channel for an estimated retail price of USD $129. The price will be reduced to USD $79 at the end of November. Symantec Café 1.5 runs on Windows 95 and Windows NT.
Symantec's Norton Utilities for Windows 95 product also won the PC Computing MVP award in the System Utilities' division.
Java is a programming language developed by Sun Microsystems for developing cross-platform applications across the public Internet and corporate intranets.
About Symantec Corporation
Symantec Corporation develops, markets, and supports a complete line of application and system software products designed to enhance individual and workgroup productivity as well as manage networked computing environments. Platforms supported include IBM personal computers and compatibles, Apple Macintosh computers as well as all major network operating systems. Founded in 1982, the company's global operations span North America, Europe, and several fast growing markets throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling (800) 441-7234 toll free or (541) 334-6054.
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