Norton Utilities 3.1 and 4.0

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Norton Utilities published by Peter Norton  is a utility software suite designed to help analyse, configure, optimise and maintain a computer.

The Norton Utilities, Release 1, for DOS became available in 1982. Release 2 came out about a year later for the first hard drives for the IBM PC.  Symantec bought Peter Norton's company in 1990 and Peter Norton himself no longer has any connection to the brand or company.

Norton Utilities for Macintosh was a separate utility suite for the Mac OS, providing much of the same features as the equivalent Windows version.

Version 1.0 was originally released in 1990, for an Apple Mac Plus with 1 MB of system memory included disk tools for HFS file system only. Support for the Apple Hard Disk 20 was not explicitly mentioned. There were problems with Mac OS System 7.

Version 2.0 released in 1992. Include Disk Editor, Norton Backup for Macintosh and added features in Symantec Utilities.

Version 3.0  released in August 1994 supported PowerPC but Speed Disk 3.0 caused data loss, solved in Version 3.1 in September 1994, one on the versions included here. Version 3.2 in October 1995, added support for volumes from 4 GB to 2 TB to match System 7.5.2 disk size limit.

Version 3.5 was the first version of Norton Utilities for Macintosh to ship on CD-ROM and supported Macs with Motorola 68020-68040 processors and G3 PowerMacs running Mac OS 7.1-8.6. Included Norton CrashGuard, Speed Disk, Norton Disk Doctor, Disk Editor, FileSaver, UnErase, Volume Recover, Wipe Info, System Info, Disk Light, FastFind.

Version 4.0 announced on 14 September 1998, could run natively on PowerPC Mac computers and was compatible with PowerPC Macs (up to G3) running Mac OS 7.5 and above (up to 8.6) and added Mac OS Extended Format (HFS+) files . Included Norton Disk Doctor, File Saver, UnErase, and Volume Recover, Norton CrashGuard.

Platform: Apple PowerPC 16Mb RAM 25 Mb hard disk free CD-ROM Disk 3.5

               Mac OS 7.5 or later

System Software (SS:) Utility Program (UP:) Diagnostics

Version: 3.1 and 4.0

Platform : Apple Power Macintosh
Format : Disk 3.5 and CD-ROM
Publisher : Symantec
Authors :
Date : 1998
Product Code : 390077263534

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Other Software by Symantec:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Norton Utilities 3.1 and 4.0 Symantec Apple Power Macintosh Disk 3.5 and CD-ROM 1998
Norton AntiVirus 2003 Symantec PC Windows 32-bit PC CD-ROM 2002

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