Free Software Package Offers Users One Stop to Discover, Install and Maintain a Wide Range of Essential PC Programs
CES, LAS VEGAS, Nev., January 6, 2005 - Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced Google Pack beta, a free collection of safe, useful software from Google and other companies that improves the user experience online and on the desktop. In just a few clicks, users can easily discover, install and maintain software to surf the web faster and safer, communicate better, and effectively manage information.
"We've heard from countless new computer owners that it can take days or weeks to install all the software they need to make their computer useful," said Marissa Mayer, VP of search products and user experience at Google. "We developed Google Pack to give users a way to painlessly install all the essential software they need - pre-configured in a sensible way - in a matter of minutes. Better yet, users don't have to keep track of software updates or new programs - we maintain and update all the software for them."
Google Pack offers programs that meets Google's high software standards and are considered best in their class, including:
- Adobe Reader 7 * Ad-Aware SE Personal * GalleryPlayer HD Images * Google Desktop * Google Earth * Google Pack Screensaver * Google Talk * Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer * Mozilla Firefox with Google Toolbar * Norton AntiVirus 2005 Special Edition * Picasa * RealPlayer * Trillian
Google Pack also includes Google Updater, a new tool that intelligently downloads, installs and maintains all the software in the Google Pack. Google Updater alerts users when updates and new programs become available and ensures each program is always up-to-date. Google Updater can also be used to monitor the status of installation, run software that's been installed, or easily uninstall software.