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For Immediate Release (97-Feb-10)

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Mike Garamszeghy
Herne Data Systems Ltd.
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MAXI Disk v4.1 to premiere on CNET Feb 17

Herne Data Systems is pleased to announce the premiere of MAXI Disk version 4.1 for Windows 3.x and Windows 95 exclusively on CNET. MAXI Disk is a floppy disk formatting and copying utility that gives more space on the disks.

MAXI Disk version 4.1 for Windows, the easy way to format and copy disks with Windows, is packed with features including:

  • Format any standard DOS disk type,including MAXI style extended capacity disks;
  • Copy any type of DOS disk in one easy step, including MAXI style extended capacity disks;
  • Format and/or copy Microsoft 1.7 meg DMF disks;
  • Format and/or copy Macintosh 1.44 meg disks;
  • Copy virtually any type of non-DOS disk in a single pass;
  • Create floppy disk image files on your hard drive to make future additional copies;
  • Analyze an unknown disk and determine its type;
  • Improved speed for Win'95.
MAXI style extended capacity disks give you 420k on a 360k disk, 800k on a 720k disk, 1.4 meg on a 1.2 meg disk, 1.6 meg on a 1.44 meg disk, and 3.2 meg on a 2.88 meg disk, without any data compression, and in most cases without any special drivers. DMF disks are a special format used by Microsoft for software distribution. With MAXI, you can now make backups of your original DMF disks in one simple step.

MAXI Disk works with Windows 3.1 as well as Windows'95. MAXI Disk will only format floppy disks. It will not let you format a hard drive, even accidentally.

Single user copies of MAXI Disk can be obtained for only $25 (US) or $29 (Canadian, including GST) plus $2.00 shipping and handling for North American addresses, $4.00 for elsewhere. Unlimited user site licenses are available for $100.00 (US) or $125 (CDN).

On Feb 17 and 18, shareware copies will be available for download exclusively through CNET.

CNET: The Computer Network (Nasdaq: CNWK) is at the leading edge of media companies, integrating television programming with a network of sites on the World Wide Web. In both media, CNET provides authoritative information on computers, the Internet, and future technology through offerings easily recognized by their superior look and feel. CNET's Web sites combine breakthrough interactive technology with engaging content and design, and are widely accepted as setting new standards for excellence in the medium. The company's television programming, which airs on USA Network, the Sci-Fi Channel, and in national syndication, reaches an estimated weekly audience of over 8 million viewers.

CNET's DOWNLOAD.COM ( is an organized collection of the best free-to-download software available on the Internet which groups the programs into categories for easy browsing and offers helpful instruction on how to locate and download software.

Herne Data Systems specializes in operating system enhancement utilities for DOS and Windows and custom programming. We developed the concept of extended capacity disks in 1988 with the introduction of MAXIForm for MS-DOS. Evaluation versions of all of our products are available from our web site at:

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