PentaZip 4.1 Receives Certification for MicrosoftWindows 2000 Professional

First and Only Zip/Compression Product To Be Certified For Windows 2000 Professional

HAMPTON, NH.   PentaWare, Inc., makers of the award-winning file compression utility PentaZip, today announced that PentaZip 4.1 has been certified for Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.  The product's packaging and documentation can now display the "Certified for Microsoft Windows Windows 2000 Professional" logo.  PentaZip 4.1 is the first and only zip and compression product to be so certified.  "We are delighted to have received this certification for Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional," said Claude Ostfeld, president of PentaWare, Inc.  "This recognition furthers our position as the best choice for Windows file compression software."Results of the test, which was conducted using the Windows 2000 Test Plan for Desktop Applications, can be downloaded at http://www.veritest.com/mslogos/windows2000/certification/. PentaZip's Zip Manager handles fourteen different compression formats (even ACE and RAR formats), with ten levels of compression.  Users can also create self-extracting files, and can drag and drop files into a Zip archive, or from one archive to another. The Viewer allows the user to see the contents of compressed or uncompressed files, and even cut and paste the contents -- all without having to launch the application.  Over 40 popular file formats are supported, including audio formats such as  MP3.PentaZip's scripting feature allows self-running file backups and simplifies repetitive tasks.  For files that are backed up regularly, scripting saves time by automating the process.  The Scheduler lets users set a time for automatic back ups or other tasks.  Set backups to occur daily, weekly or monthly, without running PentaZip, or schedule .exe programs to run at pre-selected times.  PentaZip uses a Windows Explorer Interface, which is instantly familiar to most users, reducing the learning curve.  PentaZip functions can be formed from Explorer, or from virtually anywhere in the system that uses the standard Windows common dialog interface.  PentaZip 4.1 is available from major computer retailers worldwide, or direct from PentaWare at www.pentazip.com.  About PentaWare, Inc.PentaWare Inc. is a software distribution company dedicated to providing quality and user-friendly products.  PentaZip demonstrates that dedication by being the first compression program to pass the Veritest "Designed for Windows 2000 Professional" certification.  It also recently received the coveted SMAU99 Industrial Design Award.PentaWare's staff strives to bring its customers the finest software products on the market today.

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