SAN RAMON, CA, March 30, 2006 — In Macworld magazine’s June 2006 issue, Faronics Deep Freeze Mac ARD was awarded four-and-a-half mice out of a possible five. Macworld uses the industry-standard mouse ratings to provide their readers with the advice they need to buy their Mac products. A Macworld mouse rating is widely regarded as a trusted seal of quality.
“Deep Freeze Mac 2.03 is a straightforward, easy-to-use utility that does what it claims to do,” concluded reviewer John Rizzo. “It can save system administrators hours of cleaning up and troubleshooting public Macs, but it’s also a great way for individual users to safely try out new software or download files without worrying about how to undo the damage if things go wrong.”
Macworld is an award-winning magazine that reaches over 1.9 million readers in print per month, and an additional 1.7 visitors online. With 20 years of history as Mac product experts, Macworld is considered the ultimate resource for Mac professionals and savvy Mac users. Macworld.com provides in-depth reporting, news analysis, and how-to advice for Mac users.
Deep Freeze Mac provides a completely non-restrictive working environment where there is no need to be concerned about system misconfiguration, or malicious damage to a Mac OS X system; a simple restart eradicates all changes and restores the machine to its original pristine state. The standard system configuration is available at all times, and IT maintenance is dramatically reduced.
Deep Freeze Mac version 3.0 is due to be released within the next week, and has several new features for easier management of multiple workstation environments. Version 3.0 will have the ability to create individual and global ThawSpaces; changes made and data saved to ThawSpaces are permanent and retained on restart. Version 3.0 will also offer the ability to schedule automatic Apple Software Updates, and provide the option to shut down the computer at the conclusion of the maintenance period to save on energy costs.
Deep Freeze Mac can be downloaded at www.faronics.com/mac.
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Brent Smithurst (Vice President, Technical Operations)