|Winstep Xtreme Beta 1 Released!
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|Author:||winstep [ Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:10 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Winstep Xtreme Beta 1 Released!|
Winstep Xtreme is coming!
Winstep is proud to announce the first public beta of Winstep Xtreme.
Winstep Xtreme is a complete integrated Desktop Environment featuring the next generation of award winning Winstep user interface enhancements.
Winstep Xtreme is a change in the direction of the old Winstep 2000 Project, one where focus is more on the desktop environment as a whole rather than on individual applications. Although NextSTART and WorkShelf are - and will continue to be - individual applications that can be run independently of one another, they only make perfect sense when run together. Running NextSTART without WorkShelf or vice-versa is like having a three legged table - it will stand on its own, but not so well as if it had four legs. In that sense, the user experience provided by running NextSTART and WorkShelf together proves, without a doubt, that 'the whole is greater than the sum of its parts'.
The moment for this shift in direction couldn't be better either: after five years of continuous improvements and free updates, WorkShelf was finally about to reach version 2.0. Likewise, after three years, NextSTART was about to reach version 4.0. Under the current license agreement, WorkShelf v1.x and NextSTART v3.x registered users would have to pay again in order to use the newer versions.
For this reason, the timing is perfect to discontinue the old NextSTART and WorkShelf product line and introduce Winstep Xtreme!
Winstep Xtreme is a brand new product, with a different philosophy, that starts of where the old Winstep 2000 project ended. Unlike Winstep Full Pak, which was just a bundle of our existing products, Winstep Xtreme is the product. Winstep Xtreme is a complete and unified Desktop Environment, composed initially by the next generation of our NextSTART, WorkShelf and FontBrowser products. Although Xtreme won't force you to run NextSTART and WorkShelf together, it will certainly encourage you to do so!
Another advantage of the Winstep Xtreme unified approach towards the desktop is that any related applications developed by Winstep in the future, under the Winstep Xtreme name, will also become an integrant part of the suite - in other words, as long as your update subscription is valid, you will be able to download, install and keep the new components for free!
Your purchase of Winstep Xtreme will entitle you to one year of free updates for all components of the suite - including new components that might be released in the mean time, as mentioned above - with one year renewals costing only a fraction of the original price: $19.95. Anything you download and install while your update subscription is valid will be yours to keep - for life!
Remember: you "own" the software that you bought, and you don't have to upgrade if you don't want the new features.
If you install an update after your one-year subscription has elapsed, you will have a new 30-day trial period - after which you can renew your yearly subscription online by clicking the 'Renew' link in the Registration tab of that application's Preferences window or automatically roll back to your previous, registered, version by clicking on the 'Roll Back' link instead.
Winstep Xtreme - extreme power!
From now on, anyone purchasing Winstep Full Pak will also receive a FREE Winstep Xtreme key with one year's worth of FREE updates. Become part of the Xtreme experience!
Users who registered Winstep Full Pak after September 1st 2005:
You too are eligible to a FREE Winstep Xtreme key, with one year of free upgrades from the date you purchased Winstep Full Pak. Please email Winstep Support with your registration details (name and email address you registered under) and you should receive your free Winstep Xtreme key by email within 48 hours.
Currently Registered Winstep Full Pak, NextSTART v3.x or WorkShelf v1.x users:
This first beta of Winstep Xtreme features many additions which, just by themselves, justify upgrading to Winstep Xtreme right now! Many more exciting new features will be added before Winstep Xtreme goes final.
Winstep Xtreme final will cost $39.90, but, as a token of appreciation to the support registered users have given Winstep, we will offer a temporary upgrade price of only $29.95. This offer will be valid until Winstep Xtreme goes final.
Once you've tried out the first beta of Winstep Xtreme you will be able to decide for yourself if it's worth the promotional upgrade price or not. You get a free 30 day trial version, after which you will be able to automatically roll back to your previous registered version or upgrade to Winstep Xtreme, taking advantage of the $29.95 promotional price.
Stick with us and enjoy the ride!
Winstep Xtreme will run under Win95/98/ME and NT4/2000/XP.
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