Many users still run Windows XP and they simply have too much data to safeguard. Porting to newer operating systems is costly.
Blaine, WA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Horizon DataSys is pleased to announce it is unveiling the latest addition to its product line of instant recovery software for PC's, a freeware version of RollBack RX for Windows XP: RollBack XP.
The announcement follows the Microsoft TechEd 2014 information technology tradeshow in Houston, Texas, where Horizon DataSys’s president, Lyle Patel and lead developer Andrew Shen realized the necessity for providing a freeware to serve the users of an OS that is officially discontinued. As a result, the company’s Texas development team will be releasing a freeware version of RollBack RX for Windows XP only, dubbed “RollBack XP” later this week.
The company believes it is in the best interest of Windows XP users that a version of RollBack RX software becomes available for free for the discontinued OS, as Microsoft announced on April 8, 2014, that support for the popular operating system will be discontinued. With over 1-billion users, Windows XP will still require safeguards to maintain the systems still utilizing it. The Windows XP lockdown for its support has sent ripples of discomfort into the IT industry, where many businesses and organizations still rely on Windows XP. RollBack XP aims to be the primary recovery software for Windows XP.
Previously, Microsoft used Steady State as their freeware recovery software. Support for it was locked down and new versions for later operating systems do not exist. Horizon DataSys realized that this impacted the IT industry, and released Reboot Restore RX freeware SteadyState alternative. Now, Horizon DataSys is releasing RollBack XP to protect Windows XP and replace Windows System Restore as the go-to recovery software for XP users.
Lyle Patel, President and CEO of Horizon DataSys, released a statement about their decision to make a freeware version of RollBack RX for Windows XP users:
“I’m glad to say we made this decision. Many users still run Windows XP and they simply have too much data to safeguard. Porting to newer operating systems is costly and for some of these larger enterprises, unnecessary at this time. We believe that RollBack XP will greatly benefit the industry and provide much needed peace of mind for IT professionals and end users.”
Horizon DataSys’s other freeware product, Reboot Restore RX, was heralded as the premier alternative to Microsoft Steady State. Horizon DataSys estimates that over half a million users downloaded Reboot Restore RX in the first year of its release. The company believes that the new RollBack XP freeware will exceed this number of downloads due to the halt of XP’s support from Microsoft and because Windows XP still has an estimated billion users worldwide. Horizon DataSys believes that RollBack XP will help to preserve Windows XP and save users from having to upgrade to newer operating systems to avoid micro-disasters.
RollBack XP will feature the ability to take a maximum of 10 (Ten) snapshots and 1 (One) baseline. The company will offer the ability to upgrade to a paid version at a nominal cost if more than 5 snapshots are required. The product will function just as RollBack RX works now, but will be specific to Windows XP only and have limited snapshots in the freeware version.
Horizon DataSys recommends that users who wish to download RollBack XP for Windows XP freeware have Windows XP up to date with the latest service pack. The company expects the software to be released before the week ending May 25, 2014, and it will be available for download on its company website HorizonDataSys.com.
Horizon DataSys is the premier development company specializing in instant recovery software for Windows and is headquartered in Blaine, Washington.