Chief Financial Officer
METROWERKS TO SELL NEW CODEWARRIOR FOR BeOS DR/2 INCLUDING BeOS RELEASE 8.2
SAN FRANCISCO, California, Macworld Expo–January 7, 1997–Metrowerks Inc.
(NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE/ME:MWK), one of the world’s leading providers of
software development tools, today announced it would be selling a special
CodeWarrior(R) for BeOS(TM) developer bundle at Macworld which will include
the recently released CodeWarrior for BeOS DR/2 and BeOS Release 8.2 which
runs on both the BeBox(TM) personal computer manufactured by Be(TM) Inc.,
and some PowerPC(TM)-based Macintosh(R) personal computers.
CodeWarrior for BeOS DR2 includes CodeWarrior’s BeOS-native IDE and PowerPC
compilers used to build software applications for the BeOS. The BeOS is a
multithreaded, true multitasking, symmetric multiprocessing operating
system geared for digital design applications and the Internet. Introduced
by Be, Inc. a year ago, the BeOS offers an exciting alternative to the
current evolutionary approach to personal computing platforms.
CodeWarrior for BeOS DR/2 including BeOS Release 8.2 will sell for an
introductory price of US$149. Purchase includes three free updates of
CodeWarrior BeOS tools in addition to one free update of the BeOS scheduled
to ship in Q1/1997. The CodeWarrior for BeOS bundle is available direct
from Metrowerks, Metrowerks’ authorized distributors as well as direct from
“Software programmers currently working on a Mac OS computer now have the
opportunity to develop software for BeOS, without having to purchase a
BeBox,” said Jean Belanger, chairman and chief executive officer of
Metrowerks. “By offering the BeOS with our CodeWarrior tools, we provide
developers with a complete package to get started building applications for
Founded in 1985, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports a complete line
of computer language products for building Mac(TM) OS, Windows(R)95,
Windows NT(TM), MagicCap(TM), BeOS, PalmOS(TM), PlayStation(TM) OS and
PowerTV(TM) applications. Metrowerks’ CodeWarrior products have become the
industry standard for professional Mac-hosted software development with
more than 50,000 registered users in 70 countries. Additional information
on Metrowerks and its products can be obtained in the U.S. by sending
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling (800) 377-5416, or via the
Internet at http://www.metrowerks.com.
Metrowerks, the Metrowerks logo and CodeWarrior are registered trademarks
of Metrowerks Inc. Be, Inc., Be, BeBox and BeOS are trademarks of Be, Inc.
Mac is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Windows, Windows NT and Windows
95 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the
United States and/or other countries. All other companies and products may
be trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby recognized.
Statements in this press release regarding CodeWarrior for BeOS are forward
looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including
successful and timely development of CodeWarrior for BeOS and customer
acceptance of the product.