One of the most worrying things for Apple Computer Inc must be to see its strongest exclusive applications moving onto Windows 95 and NT. The latest to defect is software development tools company Metrowerks Inc of Austin, Texas, whose CodeWarrior toolset has dominated the Macintosh programming market since the launch of the first PowerPC-based machines. Now the full CodeWarrior set, including C, C++, Pascal and Java, run on Windows 95 and NT, allowing developers to write code for those platforms, plus the Macintosh. CodeWarrior Gold Developer Release 1 costs $399, with an academic version for $119. Just as it does in the Mac world, the company will produce upgrades three times a year, and the price includes two free upgrades. Microware actually launched its first Windows 95 product, CodeWarrior for Playstation, last month, and plans further Windows-hosted versions targeted at embedded systems running MicroWare Systems Corp’s OS/9, and at embedded microcontrollers such as MIPS, the PowerPC and Motorola Inc’s 680×0 series. Metrowerks also has tools for Be Inc’s BeOs operating system.
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