NEXTSTEP 486 - Academic Pricing!

by way of mangalam at salk-sc2.sdsc.edu Harry Mangalam cgeiger at NEXT.COM
Thu May 20 13:19:04 EST 1993


While this is something of a commercial nature, I thought it would be of
interest to the larger bio-soft community.  Apologies for the indiscretion.
<Std disclaimers apply>
Harry

This was announced for the higher education community yesterday
by NeXT:

Conrad Geiger
International NEXTSTEP User Group Program

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News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


NeXT ANNOUNCES EDUCATIONAL PRICING FOR NEXTSTEP ACADEMIC BUNDLE FOR
EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 1993 - NeXT Inc. today announced its
educational pricing and distribution partnership for the NEXTSTEP
Academic Bundle for Education. The NEXTSTEP Academic Bundle consists
of the full NEXTSTEP Release 3.1 for Intel processors product and the
NEXTSTEP Developer Release 3.1 CD-ROM.  The NEXTSTEP Academic Bundle
is available for purchase by educational institutions (K-12 and
Higher Education) and their students, faculty, and staff for academic
(non-commercial) use only.  This product includes the full user
documentation, a catalog of NEXTSTEP Education and Support products
available from NeXT, a Third-party Demo CD-ROM, and on-line Developer
documentation.

"The educational community is NeXT's oldest market and partner, and
hundreds of colleges and universities have adopted NEXTSTEP as a core
teaching and research solution. NeXT remains committed to enabling
educators to use NEXTSTEP to promote educational innovation, " said
Dr. Ronald Weissman, NeXT's Director of Corporate Marketing. "Making
the Academic Bundle available to educators at such a low price is
another sign of NeXT's ongoing commitment to the educational
community."


Pricing

The NEXTSTEP Academic Bundle is available to educational
institutions, faculty, staff and students at a suggested list price
(single quantity) of $249.00 (US$). The suggested commercial price
for the NEXTSTEP User and Developer products outside of the
educational community is $2,790 (US$).


Distribution and Availability

The NEXTSTEP Academic Bundle will be sold to Higher Education
customers through campus computer resellers, including college and
university bookstores and academic computing centers.  Selected
campus computer resellers will be authorized to resell the NEXTSTEP
Academic Bundle within the K-12 academic community.  The NEXTSTEP
Academic Bundle is being distributed to campus computer resellers in
the U.S., Canada, and Mexico through NACSCORP, a national distributor
of educationally priced software and peripheral products.  NACSCORP
will begin taking orders from campus computer resellers on May 25,
1993.  The NEXTSTEP Academic Bundle will begin shipping on June 15,
1993.








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