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November 11th, 1999

[8:30 AM] We Don't Need No Stinkin' After Dark!, Ambrosia Offers Eclipse Competitive Upgrade
by Staff

Ambrosia Software is attempting to fill the void left by the imminent departure of the After Dark screen saver. Ambrosia is offering a competitive upgrade for After Dark users to the OS 9 friendly Eclipse. According to Ambrosia Software:

Ambrosia Software, Inc. announced a new Eclipse competitive upgrade program exclusively for users of Berkeley Systems' After Dark screensaver.

"We designed Eclipse with compatibility in mind," said Matt Slot, Bitwise Operator at Ambrosia. Eclipse 3.1.1 is written as an application, not an extension, so it is much less likely to conflict with other Mac software. Eclipse also has a much smaller RAM footprint, so it requires much less memory than other screensavers.

Eclipse saves the screen with a multitude of digital media - any GIF, JPEG, PICT, or QuickTime movie placed in the Eclipse Graphics folder makes personalizing the screen saver a snap. Additionally, Eclipse is integrated with Energy Saver 2 (a feature of Mac OS 9), conserving power and preserving your hardware.

Users who wish to upgrade to Eclipse can do so for US$10, a savings of 33% of the full version price. This offer is good through December 31, 1999. You can find more information at the Ambrosia Software web site.

The Mac Observer Spin: Good for Ambrosia! This company is one of the finest examples of a Mac software development company on the market. They have brought great Mac games and other useful utilities to the Mac for years, and now they are stepping up to the plate one more time. The Mac helped make Berkeley Systems, but Berkeley has thumbed its nose at the legions of Mac After Dark users who want to upgrade their systems to Mac OS 9. So, go try Eclipse if you are looking for a screensaver.

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