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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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  • This would be SO helpful to me on the road! I travel 3 weeks per month for the college. Please pick me!

    jackie pressinger September 19, 2007
  • help, need a computer for kids.

    theresa parks September 20, 2007
  • My kids really need a laptop. Hope we win!!!!!!!!!!

    Michele lewis September 20, 2007
  • This would be fantastic – my son’s laptop crashed about 2 months ago during a lightning storm and the cost to repair it will cost as much as a new laptop, we just have not be able to afford to do that.

    Amber R September 20, 2007
  • Just starting taking HTML and web development classes. I use fetch when working from my Mac at home. Would love a little help getting through the semester.

    kelly loyd September 20, 2007
  • i would love to win this!!!!!!!!

    gina snow September 21, 2007
  • My kids have been begging for laptop!! desktop is trashed and old.

    Dawn Thomas September 21, 2007
  • I hope im not the only broad who’s still stuck in the 90’s this year! I need some upgrading

    Genevieve September 21, 2007
  • That would look so cool on my desk

    Bruce Keeler September 21, 2007
  • Please send it to me!

    RFrakes September 21, 2007
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