DevDepot Will Offering
The Full BeOS package At A Discount

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — AUGUST 6, 1997 — Xplain Corporation, the parent
company of DevDepot, today announced that it is offering the full
BeOS package through its world class mail order division.

As the Internet expands, and as electronic media becomes more prevalent,
the high-performance needs of digital content design have different needs
today. The BeOS is the first new operating system designed to unlock the
door to much more powerful personal computers, and extract more performance
than you’re used to.

The BeOS is based on a concept called the Media OS. It’s not enough to add
a few features and call an operating system a Media OS, an operating system
needs to be architechted to deal natively with digital media. The
engineering team at Be didn’t start with an existing OS and transform it,
they started with the Media OS concept and optimized every portion of a new
OS for handling digital media. The BeOS is designed to be the first, true,
Media OS. And with the Preview Release, it’s here today.

BeOS has so many new features that have affected the major areas such as,
changes to foundation services and performance, user interface,
interapplication services, Java and programming services, hardware support
and many more.

The full package includes the BeOS Preview Release CD, a printed
installation guide, electronic documentation, and the printed 200 page BeOS
User’s Guide. It is a 1+2 product, which means you receive the BeOS
release on the CD, plus the next two upgrades will be sent to you free (you
just need to register your software).

The full BeOS package is being offered at a discount price of $45 through
August 31, 1997 — about 10% off the normal price. You can order it online

All orders are handled through DevDepot. Sales: 800-MACDEV-1,
Voice: 805-494-9797, Fax: 805-494-9798,,

The full BeOS package also will be available at MacWorld Expo Boston August
6 – 8, 1997. The DevDepot selling area will be located within
Developer Central in the main Apple Booth in Hall B, at Bayside Expo

Corporate Background:

Xplain Corporation publishes MacTech Magazine (, the
MacTech CD-ROM series, THINK Reference, operates DevDepot
(, and provides custom publishing and trade show
services. Founded in 1984, the company has its offices in Westlake Village,
California. MacTech Magazine was formerly called MacTutor and began
publishing in November, 1984. For more information on Xplain Corporation or
any of its products/services, call the main offices at 805-494-9797, fax at
805-494-9798, send an e-mail to, or send snail mail to PO
Box 5200, Westlake Village, CA 91359-5200, USA.

Contact: Susan Whitney
805-494-9797 x105


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