Internet Explorer 4.0 Holiday CD Makes Perfect Gift

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 24, 1997 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of the Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.0 Holiday CD. The Holiday CD includes Internet Explorer 4.0, the most popular browser software among home users (according to a recent survey conducted by Media Metrix), and trial versions of top software programs from Microsoft and DreamWorks Interactive, giving users of all ages the best of the Web and access to home-PC software.

The Internet Explorer 4.0 Holiday CD is priced at $4.95, including shipping and handling, and can be ordered from the Internet Explorer Web site or by phone at (800) 485-2250. In addition to Internet Explorer 4.0, the Holiday CD includes the following trial software programs:

  • Microsoft Money 98, a 90-day trial version of the popular money management software

  • Dilbert’s Desktop Games, 10 hilarious games and activities for cubicle-dwellers everywhere. The trial version gives users six levels of Techno Raiders.

  • Age of Empires


    an epic game of empire building and conquest. The trial version restricts the number of campaigns users can play.

  • My Personal Tutor, the full retail product of which contains four activity-packed CDs with hundreds of games, songs and storybooks for hours of learning fun. The trial version lets children collect jewels as they learn to rhyme in Treasure Hunt!

  • Picture It!


    personal imaging software, which lets users easily fix and enhance photos on the PC and create professional-looking output including cards, collages, calendar flyers and more. The trial version gives users all of the functionality and some of the content of the full retail version to try for 30 days.

  • Publisher 97, which lets users experience the full functionality of this easy-to-use desktop publishing tool for a 60-day trial period

  • Microsoft Plus! for Kids parental controls, which allow users to set up profiles for each family member. With engaging creativity tools to inspire them, kids can explore endlessly within their own personalized desktop. The trial version offers the Underwater Desktop theme, one of the 10 Desktop themes included with Microsoft Plus! for Kids.

  • Close Combat


    : A Bridge Too Far,
    a historically accurate World War II real-time strategy game. The trial version includes a boot camp with five interactive training sessions and the Schijndel Road battle.

  • Chaos Island: The Lost World, in which users control a team of scientists stuck on an island packed with prehistoric perils. The trial version offers users one of the 12 available missions.

  • Golf 3.0, which, in this trial version, gives users a feel for Golf 3.0 in three holes of play at Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada. Users can create and edit players, experiment with clubs and shot types and try new computer opponents.

  • Puzzle Collection, a full spectrum of fun brainteasers and strategic sticklers! The trial version contains two levels of Rat Poker and sneak previews of some of the higher levels.

  • Return of Arcade, which puts users in command of four hot arcade classics:
    Pac-Man, Pole Position, Dig-Dug and Galaxian. The trial version lets users experience the first two levels of Pac-Man.

Internet Explorer 4.0, which was launched in September 1997, combines the premier Internet browser software, communication and collaboration tools, innovative Active Channel
“push” content, and true Web integration to offer users an unparalleled Internet client solution.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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