NeXT Offers Special NEXTSTEP Promotion for Users to Evaluate Product in Business Situations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - May 25, 1993: To encourage companies to experience the benefits of building client/server applications using NEXTSTEP's object-oriented technology first hand, NeXT Computer, Inc. announces a special Evaluation Kit.  From May 25 through July 31, a NEXTSTEP Evaluation Kit, containing both the User and Developer versions of NEXTSTEP Release 3.1 for Intel processors will be available for $299.

The NEXTSTEP Evaluation Kit includes:

For business situations and enterprise use:

The NEXTSTEP Evaluation Kit contains complete NEXTSTEP products. With the Kit, customers can experience the full benefits of NEXTSTEP for developing real client/server applications.

"NEXTSTEP Release 3.1 for Intel processors brings a whole new group of users into the object-oriented community.  Our Evaluation Kit is NeXT's official welcome to them," said Brett Bachman, director of product marketing at NeXT.  "With this promotion, we hope to build momentum and encourage developers to develop NEXTSTEP applications so they can experience the rapid deployment and two to five times the productivity gains from using NEXTSTEP to develop client/server applications.  We look forward to having new developers join the swelling ranks of object-oriented believers."

Pricing and Availability

The NEXTSTEP Evaluation Kit is available immediately worldwide.  In the U.S., it costs $299 and can be ordered by calling 1-800-TRY-NEXT, by contacting one of NeXT's PC original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) or by contacting a local NEXTSTEP reseller.

The NEXTSTEP Evaluation Kit offer does not include free upgrades to Release 3.2.  The Kit is limited, one copy per customer.

Regularly priced copies of NEXTSTEP Release 3.1 for Intel processors and NEXTSTEP Developer, which include an upgrade to Release 3.2 and full documentation for both versions, retail in the U.S. for $795 and $1,995, respectively.

NeXT Computer, Inc.

NeXT develops and markets the award-winning NEXTSTEP object-oriented software for industry-standard computer architectures.  Customers use NEXTSTEP to develop and deploy custom client/server applications, using both custom and shrink wrapped software.  Headquartered in Redwood City, California, and with offices throughout  the world, NeXT serves customers requiring enterprise-wide, object-oriented productivity environments.

Karen Logsdon
NeXT Computer, Inc.


Marilyn Kilinski
Ketchum Public Relations