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About Red Carpet Express

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Posted: 11 Mar 2004

Ximian? Red CarpetTM is a program designed to help you manage the software you have on your computer. It can help you install, update, and remove programs, without making you keep track of dependencies and conicts yourself. It works with the package management structures your operating systems already has, so you can use it alongside unrelated command-line tools.

Red Carpet Express is a premium service that provides you with exclusive access to high speed download servers, plus additional software not available through the free service. Red Carpet Express works like basic regular Red Carpet service, except there are more channels of software available, and you connect to a dedicated high bandwidth server. A one-year subscription is included with the purchase of Ximian Desktop.

When you purchase a subscription, you will be given an activation key, which is a string of numbers and letters like 83ab2f90e821f000. To activate your subscription, select File > Activate. A dialog will open and ask for your email address and the activation code.

You can turn Red Carpet Express and other premium services on or off by selecting Edit > Preferences and, under the General section, clicking the Enable Premium Services checkbox.

To sign up for Red Carpet Express, or for more information about its benefits, visit

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