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Fetch Softworks Awards MacBook, iPods to Back To School Contest Winners by Jim Matthews

Etna, NH — Fetch Softworks is pleased to announce the winners of an Apple MacBook and four iPod nanos in the “Take Fetch Back To School” essay contest. The winners range from a high school student in Virginia to a university newspaper production chief in California, and their contest entries describe using Fetch in a wide variety of ways.

Jejoong Yoo, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin Madison, uses Fetch’s Kerberos support and Mirror command to synchronize enormous data sets with the National Center for Suppercomputing Applications (NCSA) Mass Storage system. Web designer and graduate student Tracy Hall-Ingram uses Fetch to publish websites and distribute image and project files at Eastern Illinois University. Timothy Burke, the production chief of the San Jose State University Daily Spartan, “calls the dog” every evening to get the campus newspaper to the printer. And Ashish Makadia, a high school student at Virginia’s Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies, used Fetch to collaborate with classmates to create a virtual museum. Each of these winners will recive a new Apple iPod nano (8GB, video), $100 in cash, and a Fetch plush toy.

The grand prize Apple MacBook (Black) was won by Peter Yang, a graduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology who has used Fetch since high school. In college he used it to access schoolwork and build a website for Engineers Without Borders. Now in graduate school, he uses Fetch to transfer microscopy and spectrophotometry data. “Fetch’s reliability and support have been superb,” Peter wrote. “It has always sat in my Dock, it sits in my Dashboard and it is one of the first things I install on any new Mac that I come across.” In addition to the MacBook, Peter will receive $750 in cash and a Fetch plush toy.

Fetch Softworks thanks all the contest entrants for their thoughtful and creative essays.

Fetch, the original Mac FTP file transfer program, has been a mainstay of schools and colleges since its first release at the start of the 1989 fall term. The application form for free licenses is online at

The latest release, Fetch 5.2, is a Universal binary with support for secure file transfers using SFTP and FTPS, as well as FTP. For more information about Fetch, visit

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