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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 users?

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 at
Click on the link to download the demo.

To purchase MacWise, visit
and click on the Buy button.

Yellow Button is available at

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

Visit Carnation Software for other Macintosh Software at



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.


Rich Love
Carnation Software
512 858-9234

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