Country of Poland, Ministry of Education and Science Chooses REALbasic

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REAL Software, Inc. provider of REALbasic, cross-platform development that really works, announced today that the Poland Ministry of Education and Science has purchased 3,500 REALbasic software licenses to teach programming in secondary schools across Poland. REALbasic Runs on 3,500 Macintosh Computers in 300 High Schools Across Poland.

REAL Software, Inc. provider of REALbasic, cross-platform development that really works, announced today that the Poland Ministry of Education and Science has purchased 3,500 REALbasic software licenses to teach programming in schools across Poland.

"REALbasic is the ideal environment to use for teaching and learning computer programming," states Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. "REALbasic is a modern, object-oriented version of BASIC that is easy to teach and gives students a creative and enjoyable way to learn both modern programming techniques and best practices for developing software.”

“The Ministry of Education and Science has been looking for a programming environment to replace Visual Basic to teach programming on the Macintosh,” said Malgorzata Charezinska, vice president of key accounts and education for Apple Poland. “With REALbasic, students can use Macintosh computers to create software in an easy-to-learn

yet powerful development environment.”

REALbasic has been installed in over 300 lyceums across Poland. Lyceums are secondary schools for students aged 16-19. REALbasic is taught in the informatics program which covers both systems management and computer programming.

To help teachers be successful, REAL Software provides the REALbasic Curriculum – a methodology for teaching an introductory course in computer programming. Teachers can download the free curriculum from http://www.realsoftware.com/curriculum and get a free trial version of REALbasic at http://www.realsoftware.com/download.

About REALbasic

REALbasic is a full-featured software development environment suited to creating all kinds of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class applications. REALbasic is available now starting at $99.95 direct from REAL Software. REAL for Linux Standard Edition is provided for free. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for cross-

platform deployment, starts at $399.95 and includes more advanced features. REAL Software also offers a 15-day free trial of REALbasic, at http://www.realsoftware.com/download.

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Macintosh, Windows and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit http://www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325.

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