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Xpand Xpo: The Virtual Macintosh Trade Show

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (463.00 MB)
MD5: 5b869be11534bbc4f31872a6ef24a0cc
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (476.16 MB)
MD5: d74b0449b0085dee7e6d6a9f9eaebf62
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

We've developed and produced the Xpand Xpo as a tool to help Macintosh customers find and evaluate products, and as a medium for Macintosh vendors to help create awareness and demand for their products. Over time we hope it will become the standard solutions reference tool for the worldwide Macintosh user community.

- from the Readme file included

The computer industry has spawned hundreds of trade shows and conferences. These can cost vendors more than $140,000 just to rent and operate a large booth — not to mention travel and hotel expenses. The cost of exhibiting on the CD-ROM ranges from $3,000 to $16,000.

Xpand Xpo's annual subscription fee is $35; the disk is updated twice a year.

Companies participate in Xpand Xpo by purchasing disk space rather than renting floor space at an actual show. Participants are permitted to use co-op funds, which are typically allotted for advertising and marketing promotions with distributors and retailers.

Like conventional trade shows, exhibitors can rent space in a variety of sizes and configurations. Xpand's electronic "booths" are sold in 5-Mbyte chunks. About 1 Mbyte can include Mac software demos; remaining disc space can contain product literature and QuickTime movies that describe product features. Xpand provides translation and localization of literature, product movies and advertising.

- MacWEEK is International English edition 1.0. is a German edition with some extra information about German publishers. It is not clear whether any further editions were published.

A note about the manual download available from above:
The manual contains a combined PDF compiled from a bunch of Readme files available on the CD ROM.

Architecture: 68k

This is a Mac-only CD-ROM.

To use the Xpand Xpo you'll need the following:


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by IIGS_User - 2015, August 17 - 4:18pm

To second the thanks Smile

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by Kitchen2010 - 2015, August 17 - 9:54am


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by MikeTomTom - 2015, August 17 - 9:21am


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by Kitchen2010 - 2015, August 17 - 8:56am

Picture of the CD 'Xpand_XpoCD.gif' does not show for me. Can you fix it ?