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SYMANTEC ANNOUNCES NEW VERSION OF NORTON COMMANDER

 -- Norton Commander 4.0 is the Fastest and Easiest Way to
 Manage, View, Compress and Uncompress Files --
 Key Features Overview:
 -- File compression for the most popular formats
 -- Over 50 viewers for application, graphics and compressed files
 -- High-speed file and directory transfer from laptop to desktop
 and vice versa
 -- Send faxes, telexes and paper mail with Commander Mail
 -- All file, copy, move and delete dialog boxes include
 subdirectories
 -- Support for 300 percent larger directories
 -- Available now -- $99 SRP
 CUPERTINO, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced Norton Commander 4.0, the world's best- selling DOS shell that provides the fastest and easiest way to manage, view, compress and uncompress files. Norton Commander 4.0 brings significantly greater speed and convenience to file management, file viewing, application launching, electronic mail and PC-to-PC file transfer. No other comprehensive DOS file management software is as fast, as easy-to-use and as small in memory and disk space requirements as Norton Commander 4.0.
 Norton Commander increases a user's productivity by providing immediate access to and a complete view of directories and their contents. One keystroke or mouse click can launch applications, view, copy, move and delete files and directories. Commander lets the user view over 50 different kinds of files, including DOS and Windows application files, graphic files and compressed files. Commander Link, with new file-only transfer capability, transfers files between two PCs via both serial and parallel connector cables.
 "The fourth generation Commander is not only fast and lean, making it ideal for portables, but it's also powerful, versatile and feature- rich," said Grant Johnson, Symantec's business unit director for the Peter Norton Group. "It contains improvements with recommendations and suggestions from users all over the world. The Norton Commander 4.0 transforms the DOS environment into one that is easily managed by the everyday user, yet robust enough for the advanced user."
 New Features
 File Compression in the World's Most Popular Formats
 Norton Commander lets the user copy, move and delete to and from compressed files. Commander has built in support for PKZIP 2.04x, and seamless external support for ARJ, ARC, PAK, LHARC and ZOO. With simple modifications, additional external compression programs can also be supported.
 Over 30 New File Viewers Added
 Norton Commander 4.0 users can view more than 50 files formats including Q&A, Paradox 3.5, Lotus 1-2-3.x, Excel 3.x, MS Word for Windows 1.x and 2.x and more. In addition to PCX, several new graphical viewers including GIF, BMP, TIFF and ICO have been added.
 Enhanced Commander Link
 The addition of parallel link support in Commander Link lets users apply the high-speed parallel port to transfer files and directories from their laptop to their desktop PC and vice versa. "New File" transfer capability saves times by only transferring new files, A new cloning feature allows Commander to easily duplicate itself over a serial connection.
 Commander Mail Enhancements
 Commander Mail lets MCI Mail users send faxes, telexes and paper mail to recipients who do not need to be MCI Mail subscribers. Commander Mail automatically files e-mail messages and store frequently used fax numbers and e-mail ID numbers in an address book.
 Quick View
 Quick View lets users browse through a list of files in one panel while displaying the contents of any highlighted file in the other panel. Without first loading the parent applications, the new Quick View feature allows the user to view spreadsheet, database, graphics, word processing or compressed files in one keystroke or mouse click. When a directory is highlighted, Quick View will show the total number of the files and subdirectories of that directory and the amount of space used.
 Quick View is available from both the Left and Right menus. The Zoom feature lets the user zoom a half-screen file view to full screen and back again with a single keystroke.
 Additional Features
 Directories can now be three times larger than before, containing more than 1,600 files per directory. For greater efficiency and convenience, all file copy, move and delete dialog boxes have an "include subdirectories" check box. This allows the user to include both directories and subdirectories with all file operations.
 A more proficient Editor supports block operations and includes printing capability, letting the user create and edit existing documents without leaving Commander. An enhanced Find/File capability lets the user search for text contained in a file. In can also copy, move and delete found files.
 In addition to allowing access to the DOS prompt at any time, Commander also provides a DOS history, recalling and displaying the last 15 DOS commands in a pop-up window for quick selection and re-running. Users can easily edit the command line and copy file names to it.
 The Norton Commander 4.0 is network compatible, allowing users to access and manage data over any PC compatible network. Commander also provides system information, making a hardware and memory information summary available from a menu option.
 Pricing and Availability
 Norton Commander 4.0 is available at a suggested retail price of $99. Upgrades to registered users of Norton Commander are available for $39, plus shipping and handling, and include a free copy of Norton Speedcache+, the fastest hard disk and CD-ROM cache for DOS and Windows.
 Norton Commander 4.0 requires DOS 3.1 or higher. It runs on IBM PC XT, AT, PS/2 and compatibles, requires 512K RAM, a serial or parallel cable for Commander Link, and an MCI Account for Commander Mail.
 Symantec Corporation develops, markets and supports a complete line of applications and system software products for IBM personal computers and compatibles, and Apple Macintosh computers. Founded in 1982, the company has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe. Information on the company and its products can be obtained by calling 800-441-7234 toll free, or 408-252-3570.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Brand and product references herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders./
 /CONTACT: Ana Shannon, 310-449-4140, or Christiane Petite, 310-449-4141, both of Symantec Corporation; Rebecca Fuller of Wilson McHenry Company, 415-592-7600, for Symantec/
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