Symantec Corporation is an American software company headquartered in Mountain View, United States. The company provides services. Symantec is a member of the S&P 500 stock-market index; the company has development centers in Pune and Bengaluru. On October 9, 2014, Symantec declared it would split into two independent publicly traded companies by the end of 2015. One company would focus on the other on information management. On January 29, 2016, Symantec sold its information-management subsidiary, named Veritas Technologies to The Carlyle Group; the name "Symantec" is a portmanteau of the words "syntax" and "semantics" with "technology". Founded in 1982 by Gary Hendrix with a National Science Foundation grant, Symantec was focused on artificial intelligence-related projects, including a database program. Hendrix hired several Stanford University natural language processing researchers as the company's first employees, among them Barry Greenstein. Hendrix hired Jerry Kaplan as a consultant to build the in-RAM database for Q&A.
In 1984, it became clear that the advanced natural language and database system that Symantec had developed could not be ported from DEC minicomputers to the PC. This left Symantec without a product, but with expertise in natural language database query systems and technology; as a result in 1984 Symantec was acquired by another, smaller software startup company, C&E Software, founded by Denis Coleman and Gordon Eubanks and headed by Eubanks. C&E Software developed a combined file management and word processing program called Q&A for "question and answer."The merged company retained the name Symantec. Eubanks became its chairman, Vern Raburn, the former President of the original Symantec, remained as President of the combined company; the new Symantec combined the file management and word processing functionality that C&E had planned, added an advanced Natural Language query system that set new standards for ease of database query and report generation. The natural language system was named "The Intelligent Assistant".
Turner chose the name of Q&A for Symantec's flagship product, in large part because the name lent itself to use in a short merchandised logo. Brett Walter designed the user interface of Q&A. Q&A was released in November 1985. During 1986, Vern Raburn and Gordon Eubanks swapped roles, Eubanks became CEO and president of Symantec, while Raburn became its chairman. Subsequent to this change, Raburn had little involvement with Symantec, in a few years time, Eubanks added the Chairmanship to his other roles. After a slow start for sales of Q&A in the fall of 1985 and spring of 1986, Turner signed up a new advertising agency called Elliott/Dickens, embarked on an aggressive new advertising campaign, came up with the "Six Pack Program" in which all Symantec employees, regardless of role, went on the road and selling dealer sales staff nationwide in the United States. Turner named it Six Pack because employees were to work six days a week, see six dealerships per day, train six sales representatives per store and stay with friends free or at Motel 6.
A promotion was run jointly with SofSell. This promotion was successful in encouraging dealers to try Q&A. During this time, Symantec was advised by Jim Lally and John Doerr — both were board members of Symantec at that stage — that if Symantec would cut its expenses and grow revenues enough to achieve cash flow break-even KPCB would back the company in raising more venture capital. To accomplish this, the management team worked out a salary reduction schedule where the chairman and the CEO would take zero pay, all vice presidents would take a 50% pay cut, all other employees' pay was cut by 15%. Two employees were laid off. Eubanks negotiated a sizable rent reduction on the office space the company had leased in the days of the original Symantec; these expense reductions, combined with strong international sales of Q&A, enabled the company to attain break-even. The increased traction for Q&A from this re-launch grew Symantec's revenues along with early success for Q&A in international markets following Turner's having placed emphasis on establishing international sales distribution and multiple language versions of Q&A from initial shipment.
In 1985, Rod Turner negotiated the publishing agreement with David Whitney for Symantec's second product, which Turner named NoteIt. It was evident to Turner that NoteIt would confuse the dealer channel if it was launched under the Symantec name, because Symantec had built up interest by that stage in Q&A, because the low price for the utility would not be attractive to the dealer channel until demand had been built up. Turner felt. Turner and Gordon E. Eubanks, Jr. chairman of Symantec Corporation, agreed to form a new division of Symantec, Eubanks delegated the choice of name to Turner. Turner chose the name Turner Hall Publishing, to be a new division of Symantec devoted to publishing third-party software and ha
Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers. It was developed from the general-purpose Unix-to-Unix Copy dial-up network architecture. Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis conceived the idea in 1979, it was established in 1980. Users post messages to one or more categories, known as newsgroups. Usenet resembles a bulletin board system in many respects and is the precursor to Internet forums that are used today. Discussions are threaded, as with web forums and BBSs, though posts are stored on the server sequentially; the name comes from the term "users network". A major difference between a BBS or web forum and Usenet is the absence of a central server and dedicated administrator. Usenet is distributed among a large changing conglomeration of servers that store and forward messages to one another in so-called news feeds. Individual users may read messages from and post messages to a local server operated by a commercial usenet provider, their Internet service provider, employer, or their own server.
Usenet is culturally significant in the networked world, having given rise to, or popularized, many recognized concepts and terms such as "FAQ", "flame", "spam". Usenet was conceived in 1979 and publicly established in 1980, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, over a decade before the World Wide Web went online and the general public received access to the Internet, making it one of the oldest computer network communications systems still in widespread use, it was built on the "poor man's ARPANET", employing UUCP as its transport protocol to offer mail and file transfers, as well as announcements through the newly developed news software such as A News. The name Usenet emphasized its creators' hope that the USENIX organization would take an active role in its operation; the articles that users post to Usenet are organized into topical categories known as newsgroups, which are themselves logically organized into hierarchies of subjects. For instance, sci.math and sci.physics are within the sci.* hierarchy, for science.
Or, talk.origins and talk.atheism are in the talk.* hierarchy. When a user subscribes to a newsgroup, the news client software keeps track of which articles that user has read. In most newsgroups, the majority of the articles are responses to some other article; the set of articles that can be traced to one single non-reply article is called a thread. Most modern newsreaders display the articles arranged into subthreads; when a user posts an article, it is only available on that user's news server. Each news server talks to one or more other exchanges articles with them. In this fashion, the article is copied from server to server and should reach every server in the network; the peer-to-peer networks operate on a similar principle, but for Usenet it is the sender, rather than the receiver, who initiates transfers. Usenet was designed under conditions when networks were not always available. Many sites on the original Usenet network would connect only once or twice a day to batch-transfer messages in and out.
This is because the POTS network was used for transfers, phone charges were lower at night. The format and transmission of Usenet articles is similar to that of Internet e-mail messages; the difference between the two is that Usenet articles can be read by any user whose news server carries the group to which the message was posted, as opposed to email messages, which have one or more specific recipients. Today, Usenet has diminished in importance with respect to Internet forums, mailing lists and social media. Usenet differs from such media in several ways: Usenet requires no personal registration with the group concerned; the groups in alt.binaries are still used for data transfer. Many Internet service providers, many other Internet sites, operate news servers for their users to access. ISPs that do not operate their own servers directly will offer their users an account from another provider that operates newsfeeds. In early news implementations, the server and newsreader were a single program suite, running on the same system.
Today, one uses separate newsreader client software, a program that resembles an email client but accesses Usenet servers instead. Some clients such as Mozilla Thunderbird and Outlook Express provide both abilities. Not all ISPs run news servers. A news server is one of the most difficult Internet services to administer because of the large amount of data involved, small customer base, a disproportionately high volume of customer support incidents; some ISPs outsource news operation to specialist sites, which will appear to a user as though the ISP ran the server itself. Many sites carry a restricted newsfeed, with a limited number of newsgroups. Omitted from such a newsfeed are foreign-language newsgroups and the alt.binaries hierarchy which carries software, music and images, accounts for over 99 percent of article data. There are Usenet providers that specialize in offering service to users whose ISPs do not carry news, or that carry a restricted feed. See news server operation for an overview of how news systems are implemented.
Newsgroups are accessed with newsreaders: applications that allow users to read and reply to postings in newsgro
Muizenberg is a beach-side suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is situated where the shore of the Cape Peninsula curves round to the east on the False Bay coast, it is considered to be the birthplace of surfing in South Africa and is home to a surfing community, centered on the popular'Surfer's Corner'. The Battle of Muizenberg was a small but significant military affair that began on 7 August 1795 and ended three months with the British occupation of the Cape, thus began the period of British control of the Cape, subsequently much of Southern Africa. The historical remnant of the Battle of Muizenberg is a site on the hillside overlooking False Bay that holds the remains of a defensive fort started by the Dutch in 1795 and expanded by the British from 1796 onwards. Cannons from that era are mounted at "Het Posthuys", the Muizenberg Park and on the station platform; the railway from Cape town, which for twenty years stopped at Wynberg, was extended to Muizenberg in 1882. Muizenberg started as a place for holiday homes for the rich after the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand in 1886.
Muizenberg Municipality was established in 1895. It merged with Kalk Bay in 1897. In 1910 a library opened next to the Natale Labia, a year a post office opened. In 1911 the first pavilion, a wooden one, was built; the famous architect, Sir Herbert Baker, designed his house "Sand Hills" on Atlantic Road, was the architect for "Vergenoegd" further along the same road, designed "Coel an Mar" on Main Rd. Many of the buildings in Muizenberg date from the resort town's heyday and are built in the art deco style. At its peak the Muizenberg beachfront attracted masses of holiday-makers and the beach in front of the pavilion earned the name "The Snake Pit", it boasted a large Jewish population that attended the synagogue in Camp Rd. The community is celebrated in a book called "The Stetl by the Sea". Rhodes' Cottage is a small house on the seafront that Cecil Rhodes bought as a holiday cottage and this was where he died in 1902; the house is preserved as a museum dedicated to Rhodes' life and is open to the public.
Het Posthuys is one of the oldest buildings in South Africa erected in February 1673: a year before the Castle in Cape Town was occupied. It was built by the Dutch East India Company as a three-roomed signal station, used as a military observation post, subsequently used as a toll-house to levy a tax on farmers passing by to sell their produce to ships lying in Simon's Bay. One of the early postholders was Sergeant Muys. After a varied career as a police station, brothel and private house the building was identified for what it was in the 1980s and restored with funds from Anglo American Corporation; the house is cared for by the Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society and contains a small collection of photos and items of interest relating to early days in Muizenberg. It is open to the public; the Muizenberg Battle site flanks the home of the first Italian Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to South Africa, Prince Natale Labia. Called "The Fort" after the site of the battle, it now bears the name Casa Labia and is a restaurant, conference centre and music venue.
The house was built by skilled Italian artisans and houses part of the Labia family's extensive art collection. Behind Casa Labia lies the grave site of Abe Bailey, one of South Africa's early and important mine magnates; the graveyard is maintained by the Muizenberg Historical Conservation Society. One of the few houses on the sea side of the railway line, is the thatched cottage owned by Bailey and called Bailey's Cottage; this is owned by the South African Navy. There have been three pavilions built in Muizenberg - the first was a wooden one built in 1911; the next had bathing cubicles, a tearoom, a 900 seat theatre, built in 1929. This was demolished in 1970, a third one, still standing, was built. Muizenberg has a fine, long beach that in effect stretches all the way round the top of False Bay to the Strand, a distance of over 20 km. False Bay, known for its population of White Sharks has a shark watch service that operates from Muizenberg, signalling alerts when sharks come in proximity of bathers and surfers.
Above Muizenberg there is a line of steep cliffs, popular as a venue for rock climbing. However, certain parts of the cliff are off-limits to climbers; the Zandvlei estuary enters the ocean in Muizenberg. The estuary is one of the most important estuaries for fish spawning on the coastline and is home to the Imperial Yacht Club and Peninsula Canoe Club. Muizenberg houses one of the False Bay College campuses in the Cinnabar Building, a high-rise apartment tower; the college, a Public Further Education and Training Institution, was established in September 2002 when the South Peninsula College and the Westlake College were merged. Muizenberg is home to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a pan-African centre for education and research in mathematical sciences. Agatha Christie, famous author and playwright, wrote that after nursing duty she would daily take the train to Muizenberg to go surfing. Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve Rondevlei Nature Reserve Kalk Bay Harbour Peck's Valley Table Mountain Nature Reserve above Boyes Drive
Usage share of web browsers
The usage share of web browsers is the proportion expressed as a percentage, of visitors to a group of web sites that use a particular web browser. Measuring browser usage in the number of requests made by each user agent can be misleading. Not all requests are generated by a user, as a user agent can make requests at regular time intervals without user input. In this case, the user's activity might be overestimated; some examples: Certain anti-virus products fake their user agent string to appear to be popular browsers. This is done to trick attack sites that might display clean content to the scanner, but not to the browser; the Register reported in June 2008 that traffic from AVG Linkscanner, using an IE6 user agent string, outstripped human link clicks by nearly 10 to 1. A user who revisits a site shortly after changing or upgrading browsers may be double-counted under some methods. Websites are written in such a way that they block certain browsers. One common reason for this is that the website has been tested to work with only a limited number of browsers, so the site owners enforce that only tested browsers are allowed to view the content, while all other browsers are sent a "failure" message, instruction to use another browser.
Default user agent strings of most browsers have pieces of strings from one or more other browsers, so that if the browser is unknown to a website, it can be identified as one of those. For example, Safari has not only "Mozilla/5.0", but "KHTML" and "Gecko". Some Ubuntu Linux browsers such as Midori identify themselves as Safari in order to aid compatibility. Net Applications, in their NetMarketShare report, uses unique visitors to measure web usage; the effect is that users visiting a site ten times will only be counted once by these sources, while they are counted ten times by statistics companies that measure page hits. Net Applications uses country-level weighting as well; the goal of weighting countries based on their usage is to mitigate selection area based sampling bias. This bias is caused by the differences in the percentage of tracked hits in the sample, the percentage of global usage tracked by third party sources; this difference is caused by the heavier levels of market usage. Statistics from the United States government's Digital Analytics Program do not represent world-wide usage patterns.
DAP uses raw data from a unified Google Analytics account. According to StatCounter, as of January 2016, Chrome is the most popular browser on phones. For tablet only browsing, Safari on iPad has 58.8% share, followed by Chrome, which inherited its engine and web standard support. When counting across all platforms, Chrome is the most popular, if only desktop platforms are counted, it has more than half of that market. No desktop browser has had a clear majority for a more than a decade, since Internet Explorer lost it, with Netscape once holding the lead before that. Other statistics/analysts show similar numbers; the following tables summarize the usage share of all browsers for the indicated months. All Apple Inc.'s platforms use the Safari browser, including macOS and iOS systems with the WebKit engine. Therefore, for the "all browsers" stats, Safari's percentage is counting all these users. More detailed but outdated statistics are: According to StatCounter web use statistics, in the week from 7–13 Novembe
Delrina was a Canadian software company, founded in 1988 and was subsequently acquired by the American software firm Symantec in 1995. The company sold electronic form products, including PerForm and FormFlow, but was best known for its WinFax software package, which enabled computers equipped with fax modems to transmit copies of documents to standalone fax machines or other equipped computers. Delrina produced a set of screensavers, including one that resulted in a well-publicized lawsuit for copyright and trademark infringement; the case set a precedent in American law whereby satiric commercial software products are not subject to the same First Amendment exemptions as parodic cartoons or literature. It sold online communications software with its WinComm product and produced a Web browser called Cyberjack; the firm was sold to Symantec in 1995. After the company was acquired by Symantec, various divisions were sold off and several of Delrina's former executives went on to found venture capital firms.
Delrina was founded in Toronto in 1988 by Zimbabwean expatriate Bert Amato, South African expatriates Mark Skapinker and Dennis Bennie and American Lou Ryan. Delrina was Bennie's third major entrepreneurial start up after co-founding Mission Electronics, a high-end home entertainment equipment producer, Aviva Software, which became Ingram Micro Canada. Delrina's business strategy was to "establish technical and market leadership in niche markets", which it accomplished with its electronic form and PC-based fax software. A year before the firm was incorporated and Skapinker had quit their jobs to start work on an electronic forms product which would become PerForm. Both would meet with Bennie, the co-founder and CEO of Ingram Micro Canada before becoming CEO of Carolian Systems International, a firm that made business software for Hewlett-Packard. Bennie facilitated an initial seed investment of $1.5 million CAD to finance a new start-up company, "Delrina", to develop this idea. In return, Carolian received 51% of Delrina's shares, Dennis Bennie would become Chairman and CEO, Mark Skapinker President, Bert Amato CTO of newly formed Delrina Technology Inc.
Delrina's initial corporate headquarters was located in a small office on Mount Pleasant St in Toronto. A sales office was set up in San Jose, California which became its worldwide sales center run by co-founder Lou Ryan. From its Toronto headquarters, the company expanded by establishing branch offices in Kirkland, Washington. Other offices were established in the United Kingdom and Germany. Delrina's initial product offering was an electronic forms application called PerForm. Amato and Skapinker came up with the idea for the product while working as consultants that what their clients wanted was a way to fill in forms electronically, rather than an easier way to create paper-based forms from a computer. There was significant and long-term uptake of electronic forms products within governmental agencies both in Canada and the United States, the latter spurred on in particular by the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act to reduce the total amount of paperwork handled by the United States government.
One of the firm's early major software deals included a multi-year agreement to sell PerForm to the U. S. Navy in 1990. Soon after the software was installed on Compaq laptops that accompanied U. S. troops during the First Gulf War, where it was used to requisition "everything from Coca-Cola to privies". Other significant volume sales went to Rockwell International. What helped set apart Delrina's electronic forms from its competitors in product reviews included its easy-to-use interface, its extensive development tools, its comparatively low price, it scored when it came to workflow and routing functions as well as security features. In early 1991 InfoWorld selected PerForm Pro as its "Product of the Year" in the electronic forms category, PC World Magazine gave the product it's "Best Buy" designation. PerForm proved to be successful in its niche capturing the retail market by 1993. In the early 1990s Delrina made deals with value-added resellers like NCR and GE Information Services who had the staff to customize the product to the needs of corporate customers looking to move away from paper-based forms.
The forms products sold well and the annual revenues for the firm grew steadily. Despite the growing revenues, the company struggled to make a profit. Heavy expenditures—primarily marketing along with research and development costs—drove the firm's losses from $500,000 from 1989 to $1.5 million by the end of the following fiscal year. For fiscal 1991 it posted a net loss of $1.7 million. Needing an infusion of funds, in April 1991 Bennie managed to raise $7.7 million in a private placement. The firm subsequently sought to find ways to more distribute its electronic form software, with Bennie saying in May 1992 that "we've scratched the surface of our market". In early 1992 word leaked to the press on a possible merger between WordStar International Inc. and soon after both firms made public the fact that they had signed a letter of intent on a merger deal. However, just over a month word came out that the merger talks had fallen through, at the time cited to differences over "complex legal and management issues".
WordStar, whose share of the word processing market had by that time fallen to 5% was seeking Delrina's advanced technologies while Delrina was hoping to utilize the other firm's established global sales network. Despite the failure of the merge
GNU Emacs is the most popular and most ported Emacs text editor. It was created by GNU Project founder Richard Stallman. In common with other varieties of Emacs, GNU Emacs is extensible using a Turing complete programming language. GNU Emacs has been called "the most powerful text editor available today". With proper support from the underlying system, GNU Emacs is able to display files in multiple character sets, has been able to display most human languages since at least 1999. Throughout its history, GNU Emacs has been a central component of the GNU project, a flagship of the free software movement. GNU Emacs is sometimes abbreviated as GNUMACS to differentiate it from other EMACS variants; the tag line for GNU Emacs is "the extensible self-documenting text editor". In 1976, Stallman wrote the first Emacs, in 1984, began work on GNU Emacs, to produce a free software alternative to the proprietary Gosling Emacs. GNU Emacs was based on Gosling Emacs, but Stallman's replacement of its Mocklisp interpreter with a true Lisp interpreter required that nearly all of its code be rewritten.
This became the first program released by the nascent GNU Project. GNU Emacs is written in C and provides Emacs Lisp implemented in C, as an extension language. Version 13, the first public release, was made on March 20, 1985; the first distributed version of GNU Emacs was version 15.34, released in 1985. Early versions of GNU Emacs were numbered as "1.x.x," with the initial digit denoting the version of the C core. The "1" was dropped after version 1.12 as it was thought that the major number would never change, thus the major version skipped from "1" to "13". A new third version number was added to represent changes made by user sites. In the current numbering scheme, a number with two components signifies a release version, with development versions having three components. GNU Emacs was ported to Unix, it offered more features than Gosling Emacs, in particular a full-featured Lisp as its extension language, soon replaced Gosling Emacs as the de facto Unix Emacs editor. Markus Hess exploited a security flaw in GNU Emacs' email subsystem in his 1986 cracking spree, in which he gained superuser access to Unix computers.
Although users submitted patches and Elisp code to the net.emacs newsgroup, participation in GNU Emacs development was restricted until 1999, was used as an example of the "Cathedral" development style in The Cathedral and the Bazaar. The project has since adopted anonymous CVS access. Development took place in a single CVS trunk until 2008, today uses the Git DVCS. Richard Stallman has remained the principal maintainer of GNU Emacs, but he has stepped back from the role at times. Stefan Monnier and Chong Yidong have overseen maintenance since 2008. On September 21, 2015 Monnier announced that he would be stepping down as maintainer effective with the feature freeze of Emacs 25. Longtime contributor John Wiegley was announced as the new maintainer on November 5, 2015; the terms of the GNU General Public License state that the Emacs source code, including both the C and Emacs Lisp components, are available for examination and redistribution. Older versions of the GNU Emacs documentation appeared under an ad-hoc license that required the inclusion of certain text in any modified copy.
In the GNU Emacs user's manual, for example, this included instructions for obtaining GNU Emacs and Richard Stallman's essay The GNU Manifesto. The XEmacs manuals, which were inherited from older GNU Emacs manuals when the fork occurred, have the same license. Newer versions of the documentation use the GNU Free Documentation License with "invariant sections" that require the inclusion of the same documents and that the manuals proclaim themselves as GNU Manuals. For GNU Emacs, like many other GNU packages, it remains policy to accept significant code contributions only if the copyright holder executes a suitable disclaimer or assignment of their copyright interest to the Free Software Foundation. Bug fixes and minor code contributions of fewer than 10 lines are exempt; this policy is in place so that the FSF can defend the software in court if its copyleft license is violated. In 2011, it was noticed that GNU Emacs had been accidentally releasing some binaries without corresponding source code for two years, in opposition to the intended spirit of the GPL, resulting in a copyright violation.
Richard Stallman described this incident as "a bad mistake", promptly fixed. The FSF didn't sue any downstream redistributors who unknowingly violated the GPL by distributing these binaries. In its normal editing mode, GNU Emacs behaves like other text editors and allows the user to insert characters with the corresponding keys and to move the editing point with the arrow keys. Escape key sequences or pressing the control key and/or the meta key, alt key or super keys in conjunction with a regular key produces modified keystrokes that invoke functions from the Emacs Lisp environment. Commands such as save-buffer and save-buffers-kill-emacs combine multiple modified keystrokes; some GNU Emacs commands work by invoking an external program, such as ispell for spell-checking or GNU Compiler Collection for program compilation, parsing the program's output, displaying the result in GNU Emacs. Emacs supports "inferior processes"—long-lived processes that interact with an Emacs buffer; this is used to implement shell-mode, running a Unix shell as inferior process, as well as read–eval–print loop modes for various programming languages.
Emacs' support for external processes makes it an attractive environment for interactive programming along the lines of Interlisp or Smalltalk. Users who prefer
AOLpress is a discontinued HTML editor, available from America Online. It was developed as NaviPress by the company NaviSoft before being bought by AOL, it was discontinued in 2000. However, the last version may still be found on some Web sites for downloading. AOLpress was rather strict about enforcing legal HTML: when saving edited pages that were created outside AOLpress, code that did not conform to the HTML 3.2 standard and specifications may have been changed to do so. Today, the HTML code used is outdated and may not display more recent Web sites correctly, it does not support PNG images, this limits its support on many sites where the newer PNG format has been adopted. In February 1994, NaviSoft Inc. released NaviPress, a Web browser with an integrated HTML editor. NaviPress was similar to the first Web browser, WorldWideWeb, created by TIm Berners-Lee, for the classic Mac OS and Microsoft Windows. According to Berners-Lee, "NaviPress was a true browser and editor, which produced clean HTML."In late 1995, AOL acquired NaviSoft, the package was renamed "GNNPress" later "AOLpress", made available for downloading on AOL's Global Network Navigator site.
In Weaving the Web, Berners-Lee attributes the death of AOLpress to the release of Netscape Navigator 2.0 in 1996. AOL's Steve Case reached an agreement with Bill Gates so that AOL users could use a version of the Explorer browser, which did not have HTML editing functionality; this agreement led to the decline of AOLpress. According to Berners-Lee, AOLpress was, at the time, "one of the few commercial browsers that provided simple online editing."In 1998, AOLpress made PC Magazine's "Best Products of the Year" issue. The editors describe it as "the only program that combines WYSIWYG Web page editing, HTML source code editing, Web site management, Web browsing in a single interface." The article goes on to say that AOLpress "isn't an editor that looks like a browser. It is a browser." AOLpress 2.0 requires 8 megabytes of RAM, with more recommended, a display capable of at least 256 colors, an Intel 80386 CPU, 8 megabytes of free disk space, either Windows NT or Windows 95 operating system. While the installer is 16-bit and will not work under 64-bit Windows to install the software, AOLpress is capable of launching under Windows 8, though it crashes within a short time after starting.
Although the program is not accepted by Windows 7, it will run in compatibility mode in Windows 10. AOLpress website AOLpress at the Wayback Machine AOLPress on the Evolt Browsers Archive