New Norton Utilities for Macintosh v5.0 Keeps Macs Running at Peak Performance Levels
Number One Macintosh Utility Sets Standard for Disk Repair, Optimization, and Data Recovery
Cupertino, Calif, July 21, 1999 - Symantec Corporation (Nasdaq: SYMC), the
world leader in utility software for business and personal computing, today
announced Norton Utilities for Macintosh v5.0, the latest version of the worldıs
leading utility software for the Mac. Designed in response to user feedback,
Norton Utilities for Macintosh v5.0 features refinements that take advantage of
the most recent Macintosh technical developments. As a result, both power users
and novices can rely on Norton Utilities to keep their Macintosh computers
running at peak performance levels. Norton Utilities for Macintosh v5.0 is
PowerPC native and supports the HFS+ file system.
"Version 5.0 of Norton Utilities for Macintosh builds upon our 10+ years of
experience providing Mac users the most intuitive, powerful tools for maintaining
their computers at optimal performance levels," said Enrique Salem, vice
president of Symantecıs Security and Assistance Business Unit.
Version 5.0 of Norton Utilities for Macintosh makes it easier than ever to keep
systems up-to-date. Norton Disk Doctor, the standard in disk repair and
problem-solving for Macintosh, now features Live Repair, which enables Macintosh
start-up disk to easily and safely repair itself. Norton Disk Doctor also
includes an Undo feature, the ultimate safety net, which allows the user to
quickly and easily back out of any changes made to a disk should unusual
complications or unexpected results arise.
Because Norton Disk Doctor now repairs from disk rather than from a bootable CD,
updating is quick and simple via one-button LiveUpdate, which automatically
detects an Internet connection or modem and connects to a Symantec server, then
downloads and installs the latest software updates. Consequently, users have the
most up-to-date software available. LiveUpdate will also patch or update all of
the other Norton Utilities, including the productıs world-renowned data recovery,
data management and disk optimization features.
Norton Utilities for Macintosh v5.0 also features numerous other enhancements.
The Main Interface now includes an entry for Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh,
which allows users who own both products to access both their vital disk
utilities and their AntiVirus software from the same menu. Speed Disk, the
fastest and safest way to optimize your Macintoshıs data, now optimizes B-tree
directory structures to improve performance while accessing files.
An improved UnErase utility allows users to select all file types in the UnErase
list. UnErase enables users to retrieve files that are accidentally deleted,
obviating the need to re-create work or look through backup disks for lost files.
In Norton Utilities for Macintosh v5.0, UnErase can restore both files and
folders, and lets the user set filters to quickly find the exact files needing
Version 5.0 also includes FireWire device-level support, and an enhanced
FileSaver utility, which now decouples volume updates and file tracking
Pricing and Availability
Norton Utilities for Macintosh v5.0 is available in early September and is priced
at US$99.95; upgrades are priced at US$49.95.
Norton Utilities for Macintosh v5.0 requires a PowerPC processor, Mac OS 8.0 or
greater, 24MB of RAM, 16MB of hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, and an Internet
connection (for LiveUpdate functionality).
Symantec is a world leader in Internet security technology and technology
solutions that help companies manage and support workforces that use laptop
computers and other mobile devices.
The company is a leading provider of software products for the consumer market and is rapidly growing its presence as a provider of solutions to enterprise organizations
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