Mac Sys SW for PowerPC Goes Beta - 11/15/1993
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Macintosh System Software for PowerPC Goes Beta; More Developers Commit to Macintosh Platform on PowerPC LAS VEGAS, Nevada--November 15, 1993--Apple Computer, Inc. today announced that it has passed a major milestone in the development of Macintosh systems based on the PowerPC microprocessor. System 7 for PowerPC has reached the beta stage, which means that development work for the software has been completed and is now undergoing final testing. System 7 is the operating system for Macintosh personal computers. Apple made the announcement at the COMDEX show, which opened here today. Additionally, six more key developers from around the world announced support for the Macintosh with PowerPC platform. [...deleted quotes about this keeping PowerPC Macs on schedule for the first half of 94 and how wonderful Apple says the PowerPC Macs will be...] New developers show support Six additional third-party Macintosh developers, spanning the U.S. and Europe, today announced plans to deliver new versions of their applications that tap the power and performance of Macintosh with PowerPC. The six developers include the following: -- ABVENT SA, France-based developers of ZOOM, a three-dimension modeling and rendering package targeted principally for product and industrial design use. -- Brossco Oy, Finland-based developers of Voyant, a graphical reporting tool for relational databases. -- CTM Development SA, Switzerland-based developers of personal communications and telephony applications, including VoiceAccess, a line of voice-mail solutions, and TeleSearch CD-ROM based telephone directory solutions. -- Dantz Development Corp., a leading worldwide supplier of backup software for standalone and networked Macintosh computers including Retrospect, Retrospect Remote, DiskFit Direct, and DiskFit Pro. -- Graphsoft, Inc., developers of a range of software products for engineers, architects, illustrators, and designers, including MiniCad, a 2D/3D CAD package, Blueprint, a 2D CAD application, and Azimuth, a mapping program. -- Hi Resolution Ltd., U.K.-based developers of several applications desktop control and network control, monitoring, and management products for education and corporate markets, including MacPrefect, MacVisa, and MacSupervisor. This brings the total number of developers who have announced applications support on Apple's PowerPC platform to 24.