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Alpha Five trial to be bundled on 6-9 million PC's

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  • Melvin Davidson
    RE: Alpha Five trial to be bundled on 6-9 million

    To put it in a more politically correct context:

    Yahoo, Yippee, Hip Hip Hooray!

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  • davej
    RE: Alpha Five trial to be bundled on 6-9 million

    I'll third what Martin and Dan said!

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  • Richard Rabins
    RE: Alpha Five trial to be bundled on 6-9 million

    thanks guys:)

    This should be good news for everyone in the Alpha Community.


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  • Dan Blank
    RE: Alpha Five trial to be bundled on 6-9 million

    What Martin Said!!!!


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  • martinwcole
    RE: Alpha Five trial to be bundled on 6-9 million

    Way to go - Richard!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Alpha Five trial to be bundled on 6-9 million PC's

    Alpha Software Provides Software for Foxconn Motherboards

    Deal Will Introduce Award Winning Alpha Five Software to Millions of New Users

    BURLINGTON, Mass., June 21, 2005—Alpha Software Inc., the database software company that enables customers to build breakthrough web and desktop applications and solve database management problems rapidly and easily, has announced that Foxconn (registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer motherboards, will provide a trial version of Alpha Five Software on the CDs it ships with its Foxconn and WinFast branded motherboards to computer component distributors and system integrators worldwide.
    Alpha Five version 6 is a relational database application that lets both programmers and non-programmers create sophisticated desktop database applications without the need to write any code. Action Scripting and hundreds of genies do all the work. The software’s point and click Web Component Builder makes it possible for anyone to quickly create a web database. Alpha Five includes its own Web Application Server and is also designed to work with the Apache web application server for load balancing in high transaction environments.
    “This is a great opportunity for millions of computer users to test Alpha Five version 6 for free,” said Richard Rabins, Alpha Software co-chairman. “We’re very excited to have our software ship through one of the top motherboard manufacturers in the world.”
    Foxconn’s driver and application software CDs currently contain software from companies such as Corel Corporation and Symantec Corporation. Alpha Software is providing Foxconn with a full working trial version of Alpha Five version 6.
    “Foxconn continues to pursue different ways to improve the PC experience for our customers,” said, Ed Leckliter, Foxconn’s Director of Channel Products. “With Alpha Five our customers have the ability to create sophisticated databases without a programming background. It’s the perfect addition to our motherboard offering.”
    This announcement comes on the heels of fantastic reviews of Alpha Five version 6. In March, PC Magazine awarded Alpha Five its coveted Editors Choice Award. PC User Magazine selected Alpha Five version 6 as the winner in their annual Best Database Software category, beating out both FileMaker 7 and the current version of MS Access. Last December, in a PC Today Magazine shootout against MS Access, Alpha Five received the highest score and was cited for its ability to create web solutions along with ease of use and the ability to build applications in about a quarter of the time as compared to MS Access.

    About Alpha Software Inc.
    Alpha Software Inc., headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, has been creating relational database applications renowned for their ease-of-use for more than 20 years. The company was founded in 1982 and has in excess of 1 million customers. For more information, please see
    About FOXCONN
    Foxconn is the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Hon Hai is a global leader in providing mechanical and electro-mechanical solutions to the communications, consumer, and computer industries. The world's largest manufacturer of PC connectors and enclosures, Hon Hai is also one of the world's largest manufacturers of cable assemblies and motherboards – almost 33 million motherboards having been produced in 2004 (second highest volume in the world). For more information, please see
    Press Contacts
    For Alpha Software:
    Richard Rabins
    Alpha Software Inc.
    Phone: (781) 229-4500 x22 Cell: (617) 838-4488

    Paul Nastu
    PJ Writing Group LLC

    For Foxconn:
    Christin Wang

    Americas (US)
    Ed Leckliter

    Europe (UK)
    Ben Cosstick

    Alpha Five and Alpha Software are registered trademarks of Alpha Software Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.