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Brief: X1 Makes Desktop Search Client Free
Formerly priced at roughly $75, the X1 Desktop Edition has been renamed X1 Enterprise Client and comes bundled with the Yahoo Toolbar.
June 26, 2006
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Search software developer X1 renamed its desktop product and set it free Monday by letting enterprises download the once-$75 application without charge.
Previously dubbed "X1 Desktop Edition" and now called "X1 Enterprise Client," the software indexes files, e-mail messages, documents, e-mailed attachments, tasks, calendar items, and contacts (the last three in e-mail clients Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Notes, Eudora, Thunderbird, and Netscape Mail). It then previews files, documents, and/or messages located by a search.
Once priced at $74.95, the renamed search tool can now be downloaded and used by any sized organization free of charge, X1 said in a statement.
"Free desktop search products designed for personal use are readily available on the Internet," said Josh Jacobs, X1's president, in a statement. "Unfortunately, many of these products put information and systems at risk. With Enterprise Client, organizations have the unique combination of a free desktop search solution that is designed specifically for secure environments."
The Pasadena, Calif. company also launched what it called the "X1 Enterprise Deployment Kit" Monday. The kit includes a 30-day trial of X1's server software designed to search internal information on the company's network or intranet; a deployment manager for rolling out copies of the desktop client; and documentation and setup guides. The kit can be downloaded from here. X1's client software is available for free download from the company's Web site.
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