MacWise and Yellow Button
Preparing for MacIntel
June 17th 2005
By now you have, no doubt, heard that Macs will be
running with Intel processors next year.
The phase-in will start in 2006 and by 2007, all Macs will be
running on Intel chips (refer to the MacWorld
article on this subject).
So, what does this mean for MacWise and Yellow Button
Carnation Software is planning to release compatible software
for these new Macs by re-compiling the programs to run
natively for the Intel processor. However, in the early stages
of Apple's initial release of these Macs in 2006, we will most
likely be running under Rosetta.
Rosetta will be part of the Intel version of the Mac OS and
will allow software written for PowerPC chips to run with Intel
Chips. Software running under Rosetta will run at approximately
80% of the speed of the PowerPC version. But not to worry - if
history repeats itself, by the time the Intel Macs are released,
they will be about twice as fast as today's Macs. So, we
don't expect speed to be an issue when using Rosetta, which will
be an invisible layer of the Mac OS. Unlike classic mode, Rosetta
won't be a separate OS to boot up.
With regard to the native Intel version of our software,
we don't know yet if we will need to release two versions, or if
one version will run on both platforms. The native version will
be compiled to run at full speed.
There are rumors that OS 9 classic mode will no longer
be supported with MacIntel Macs. If that is true, our older MacWise
version 4, MacToPic and SBMac programs will no longer work. However,
MacWise version 10 and Yellow Button will run just fine.
You can get the current single-user version of MacWise
Click on the link to download the demo.
To purchase MacWise,
and click on the Buy button.
Yellow Button is available
MacWise allows a Macintosh
to be used as a terminal -- connected to a host computer directly,
by modem, local area network or over the Internet. The emulators
support video attributes such as dim, reverse, underline, 132-column
modes, protected fields and graphic characters sent from the host
computer, as well as enhanced Viewpoint mode. Features include
phone list and dialer for modems, on-screen programmable function
keys, connection scripts and more.
MacWise emulates ADDS Viewpoint, Wyse 50, Wyse 60,
Wyse 370, Televideo TV 925, DEC VT100, VT220 and Prism terminals.
Supports ANSI and SCO ANSI color. Esprit III color is also supported
in Wyse 370 mode.
For more information and a demo, visit www.macwise.com
Visit Carnation Software for other Macintosh Software at www.carnationsoftware.com
1. Built in Modem
2. Telnet / TCP/IP
3. SSH Secure Shell
4. Serial ports via USB to Serial adaptor.
5. Also communicates directly with the Mac unix shell
If your office uses a business computer that allows you to log
in as a terminal, you can use MacWise to access your business data
from your Macintosh when you are out of the office (or in the offfice)
MacWise will connect your Mac to the office computer using your
modem or with ethernet using a lan connection in your office or
over the internet.
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