J2S has released PDF StartUp 2.0, an application that will automatically open PDF documents on CD-ROMs when a CD is installed on a Mac.

Acrobat Reader must be pre-installed for the time-saving application to function. PDF StartUp will check the Reader is on the host machine before launching PDF files.

The new version features bug fixes, displays a start-up screen and supports nine languages. Two versions are available, one for Mac OS, the other for Windows-based machines.

The manufacturers hope that PDF StartUp 2.0 will encourage end-users to read the contents of help guides and product information bundled with multimedia and application CDs. The program costs 600 euros.