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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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  • Oooh, Shiny.

    Michael Jacobs September 18, 2007
  • As a teacher of 3rd and 5th grade, this would be a great thing to win! I’m always using the computer to design worksheets and type quizes and other school related handouts.

    Corinne Schoenick September 18, 2007
  • this prize is awsome I hope I win I would LOVE to win this prize It would be ssssssoooooooo awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Danielle Ruggiero September 18, 2007
  • I love this prize. It is something I could use.

    Teresa Hartkopf September 18, 2007
  • I hope I win. I need a win!

    nancy September 18, 2007
  • The grandkids would love to have their own computer! Hope I win!

    Nancy Blaisdell September 18, 2007
  • I cannot wait to win this :) haha. But it would be nice and I could DEFINITELY use it.

    Jessica White September 18, 2007
  • Love the prize I would like to have one of them.

    Raymond Pickens, III September 19, 2007
  • mmmmmm, mac-y goodness

    TOM ROBBINS September 19, 2007
  • As an I.T. wanna be I would love to win this.

    Andrea Bates September 19, 2007
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