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Objectsoft is a provider of quality software and services to support Java development. Objectsoft's products support open computing, portability and industry standards. The company also provides a comprehensive range of services, including customer support, training, on-site assistance and consulting.

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Momentum Builds For Zero G's InstallAnywhere;
Symantec, Metrowerks and Other Industry Leaders
Bundle Installation Software From Zero G


SAN FRANCISCO, October 13, 1998 - Zero G Software, the leader in multi-platform application deployment tools, today announced that Symantec Corporation, Metrowerks Inc. and two other industry leaders will bundle Zero G's InstallAnywhere Now! with upcoming releases of their products. This comes on the heels of last month's announcement of a similar agreement with Apple, IBM, Inprise and ObjectShare.

InstallAnywhere Now!, the entry-level version of the industry's most popular multi-platform installer, will be bundled with software tools including Metrowerks' CodeWarrior Professional 4.0, Objectsoft's BrewMaster, Symantec Visual Cafe and TEK-TOOLS' KAWA.

"This growing momentum of industry support confirms the market need and preference for InstallAnywhere," said Eric Shapiro, president and co-founder of Zero G Software. "These agreements will give Java developers a faster, cost-effective way to build installers to deploy their applications across multiple platforms."

Like all products in the InstallAnywhere family, InstallAnywhere Now! allows developers to quickly build installers that can simultaneously support Windows, Mac OS, UNIX and other Java platforms for distribution over the Internet or on CD-ROM. InstallAnywhere Now!'s Project Wizard interface enables multi-platform installers to be built in six easy steps. To make this process as foolproof as possible, the product automatically chooses the application's main class and properly configures the classpath, two tasks that have traditionally made the process of running Java software difficult for end users. InstallAnywhere Now! also offers the ability to create double-clickable Java application launchers with custom icons, making Java software as easy to use as native applications.

Developers looking for more extensive capabilities can purchase either InstallAnywhere Standard Edition or InstallAnywhere Express at http://www.ZeroG.com.

"Building an installer is the last thing the developer does but the first thing the customer sees," said Will Iverson, strategic partner manager for Symantec's Internet Tools Division. "InstallAnywhere Now! is an excellent complement to Visual Café in terms of capability and easy of use. It provides a real solution for the last step of enterprise and large-scale application development."

About CodeWarrior 4.0 from Metrowerks Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports CodeWarrior software development solutions for a number of operating systems targeting the most popular microprocessors. Intended for use for embedded systems or desktop computers, the cross-platform compilers support C++, Java, and Pascal, and allow programmers to build applications from one unique Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Metrowerks CodeWarrior products are used by more than 100,000 registered users in 80 countries.

For more information, please visit the Metrowerks web site at http://www.metrowerks.com.

About BrewMaster from Objectsoft Inc.
Objectsoft's BrewMaster, an integrated Java code management tool for application development, offers powerful browsing tools, code search utilities and management tools to help Java developers better manage the application development process. BrewMaster is the first in a series of tools from Objectsoft that help the Java developer build commercial-strength Java applications.

Objectsoft's address on the World Wide Web is http://www.objsoft.com.

About Visual Café from Symantec Corporation
Visual Café from Symantec features a sophisticated set of high-level, two-way tools, allowing developers to assemble complete Java applets and applications from a library of standard and third-party objects without writing source code. Visual Café also provides an extensive set of text-based development tools.

Symantec can be reached on the World Wide Web at http://www.symantec.com.

About KAWA from TEK-TOOLS
TEK-TOOLS' KAWA is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for building Java applications and applets on Win32 machines. KAWA supports Windows 95 and NT 4.0 platforms and provides a powerful and intuitive environment for Java development. It is a wrapper on Sun's JDK and is therefore fully compatible with any JDK version including JDK 1.2, and supports debugging on both JDK 1.1 and 1.2.

For more information on TEK-TOOLS' KAWA, visit http://www.tektools.com

About Zero G Software
San Francisco-based Zero G Software Inc. develops multi-platform application deployment tools and provides consulting services. A privately held company, Zero G's InstallAnywhere is rapidly becoming the de facto
standard in multi-platform installation tools. Some of the company's more recognized customers include IBM, Intel, Novell and Sun Microsystems. Zero G can be found on the Internet at http://www.ZeroG.com.

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