Adaptec's GoBack Is PC Magazine Editors' Choice

Adaptec's GoBack Is PC Magazine Editors' Choice

MILPITAS, May 8, 2000 - Adaptec, the global leader in innovative storage solutions, today announced that PC Magazine has bestowed its coveted Editors' Choice Award on Adaptec's GoBack software for the second time this year. In the May 9, 2000 "Ultimate Utility Guide," GoBack 2.1 was selected as the top rollback utility and awarded a five-out-of-five rating.

"Unlike other rollback products, GoBack installs to the master boot record and loads before Windows. A GoBack boot menu lets you restore your PC to a previous Safe Point without a boot disk - even if Windows won't start," states PC Magazine. "GoBack is an excellent tool to ensure recovery from almost any system crash."*

This recognition follows closely on the heels of the PC Magazine's Jan. 18, 2000 First Looks article "System Savings Time," which also named GoBack 2.1 as an Editors' Choice and stated: "...the utility in this class with the best bag of tricks is GoBack... To travel back in time and salvage your system, there's no better choice than GoBack."**

* Reprinted from PC Magazine, May 9, 2000 with permission. Copyright © 2000, Ziff Davis Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

** Reprinted from PC Magazine, Jan. 18, 2000 with permission. Copyright © 2000, Ziff Davis Media, Inc. All rights reserved.

Since its debut in November 1998, GoBack has received more than a dozen awards, including:

  • PC Magazine Editor's Choice, May 9, 2000.
  • RetailVision Nominee, April 2000.
  • SIIA 2000 Codie Award Winner, Utilities - Best Debut, March 2000.
  • PC World Best Buy, February 2000.
  • PC Magazine Editor's Choice, January 18, 2000.
  • PC Expert (France) Technical Excellence Finalist, January 2000.
  • Programmer's Paradise Top Selling New
  • Product '99, January 2000.
  • PC Magazine Technical Excellence Award, November 1999.
  • Home Office Computing 100 Silver Award, November 1999.
  • PC Expert (France) Editor's Choice Award, September 1999.
  • Sales Force Automation.net Award Winner, September 1999.
  • PC Computing Four-star Award, August 1999.
  • PC World Best Buy, August 1999.
  • Windows Magazine WinList, May 1999 to present.
  • RetailVision Nominee, April 1999.
  • People's Choice, David Coursey's Showcase '99, January 1999.
  • Best of COMDEX finalist, November 1998.

About GoBack

Winner of numerous industry awards, including PC Magazine Editors' Choice (January and May 2000), PC World Best Buy (February 2000) and the Software & Information Industry Association 2000 Codie Award (March 2000), GoBack allows PC users to effortlessly undo a multitude of problems arising from system crashes, failed software installations, virus attacks and user error. GoBack protects both system settings and user content, there by reducing the need to reconfigure systems or recreate data when PCs problems strike.

About Roxio

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