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Take Fetch Back to School, Win a MacBook by Jim Matthews

Etna, NH — Fetch Softworks is celebrating the new school year with the “Take Fetch Back to School” essay contest. Students, teachers, and other school employees in the U.S. can win an Apple MacBook or iPod nano by sharing how they use Fetch in their academic work.

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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. It's the perfect tool for submitting an assignment, updating a course website, downloading a data set, sending a course catalog to the printers, and countless other academic tasks.

This back-to-school season, Fetch Softworks is asking its users to describe how Fetch helps them reach their educational goals. From Monday, September, 10, 2007 to Friday, September 21, 2007, Fetch Softworks will accept contest entries at

Contest judges will look for the most creative, impressive and unusual ways that entrants take advantage of Fetch’s combination of features, reliability and ease of use. One grand prize winner will receive a new Apple MacBook (Black), a retail value of $1,499, plus $750 in cash. Four runners-up will each win an Apple iPod nano (8GB, video), a $199 retail value, plus $100 in cash, and all five winners will receive a Fetch plush toy. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. Contest rules can be found at Note: The contest is limited to residents of the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

From the very beginning, Fetch has been available free of charge to schools and charities, in order to support their educational and benevolent missions. 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

[Update: the contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! The winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 2, 2007.]

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  • Hope I won this…Would help me out alot in school

    Karen palmer September 17, 2007
  • would love to win this for my kids!

    Elizabeth Duncan September 17, 2007
  • Starting back to school after having 3 kids. This will help financially.

    Alishia Huff September 17, 2007
  • What a cool prize, I would love to use this for starting up my business!

    Corrie Pope September 17, 2007
  • My son would love this.

    Stacey Bradley September 17, 2007
  • Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest. I have been entering contests, online, for a couple of years and I have won only one 1 contest. Maybe, I will get lucky and win this contest.

    Dale C Rodberg September 17, 2007
  • great prize

    Jeanne Muehlbauer September 17, 2007
  • Good Luck to All!!

    Terry Smith September 17, 2007
  • This win would be a dream come true I can’t even imagine…………good luck to who ever wins this fantastic prize!

    Rita Green September 17, 2007
  • Oh this is a great prize. Back to school time always hits us parents hard in the pocket!

    Evelyn September 18, 2007
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