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Casady & Greene Says "Goodnight," Shuts Doors

Casady & Greene Says "Goodnight," Shuts Doors

by , 5:45 PM EDT, July 2nd, 2003

In a stunning bit of news, we are very sad to report that Casady & Greene (C&G) has announced it is shutting its doors. The venerable Mac publisher was responsible for Classic Mac OS mainstay Conflict Catcher, a must-have for proper management of Extensions and Control Panels for years. Other C&G titles include: Captain Bumper, Clone'X, Glider Pro, iData Pro, Spell Catcher, Step On It!, TimeSlice Mac, and Zone Warrior. The company has posted a farewell message on its Web site:

Goodnight Everyone!

"Goodnight Everybody!" is the farewell cry we have heard every night since Charles (Fulweiler-CEO) has been at C&G - He has usually been the first one here in the morning and as he left each night around five he would bellow out his goodbye for all to hear. We will hear that cry for the last time when we close our doors on July 3rd.

It is with profound regret that we inform you that Casady & Greene will close its doors on July 3rd, 2003, after nineteen years in the Software Publishing business. We have endured many industry downturns, but the last three years have presented a series of economic disasters from which we were unable to rebound. Please know that we are deeply grateful for your patronage and have been honored to serve you and please accept our very sincere apologies for any difficulties or inconveniences caused you by our closure.

The individual authors of our products have provided us with a list of contact points for customer support and product purchase. Please visit the C&G Web site at for the author contact information. We encourage you to explore the Web sites of all the authors whose products we were privileged to publish and seek support as needed from the talented individuals who wrote your software. Again, we extend to you our heartfelt apologies as well as our enduring gratitude.

None of us wants to hear his final Goodnight - all of us wish we had found the magic answer that would have kept us at least afloat and preferably brought us back to full sail. It has been a great run, and while we all wish it weren't over, the struggle to stay afloat in the last few years has taken it's toll. It's time to close the doors and ... we couldn't go without saying goodbye.. You are the reason we have been here working without pay for the last year, You are wonderful. You, our customers, have been a great community to serve...thank you.

You can find support information for most of the products we listed at C&G's Web site.

The Mac Observer Spin:

This is very, very sad news. Conflict Catcher in particular was a super-important program for many, many Mac users, especially before Apple built some usable controls and features into its own Extensions Manager, features that were seemingly modeled on Conflict Catcher itself. Such is the life of a Mac developer, at least sometimes.

We offer the folks at C&G a huge Mac Observer Salute, and we wish them well in their future endeavors. More importantly, we would like to thank them for the many years of fantastic service to the Mac community.

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