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Microcode Solutions seeking developers and beta testers (update)
Microcode Solutions is seeking for software developers and beta testers for a PowerPC plugin board. As it isn't told in the press release about which board they are talking we have asked Microcode Solutions for this information and will post the answer as appendix.

The board can be plugged into your PC, Amiga or any other PCI based computer. On June 9th, 2001 Microcode Solutions received the first working prototype of this board that uses a high speed PowerPC processor and two RAM sockets allowing up to 1 GB memory on the board.

There are numerous projects in development at Microcode Solutions for this board. To finish these they are looking for software developers. Furthermore there's a business plan for the development of many products for this board by third party companies as their own products.

Here's the full message:

June 9th, 2001 - Today, Microcode Solutions received our first working prototype PowerPC board. This concludes nearly 4 months worth of design and negotiations.

The board plugs into your PC, Amiga, or any other PCI based machine, and uses a high speed PowerPC processor with two RAM sockets, allowing up to 1GB of RAM to be placed on the board!

Microcode Solutions has numerous projects in development for this board, and is seeking software developers to complete some of these projects. We also have a business plan for the development of many products for this board, by 3rd party developers, as their own products. Basically, Microcode Solutions would be handing out product ideas that will be huge successes, at no charge. There are just so many things that this hardware is capable of doing, that Microcode Solutions doesn't have the time to write all of the software AND handle developer technical support, at the same time. Microcode Solutions plans to make their money in the sales of the hardware, and will be offering boards and direct technical support for free (to those developers and companies that qualify).

Microcode Solutions is looking for qualified beta testers for this board. Beta testers must be in the U.S.A. (no exceptions), and must sign a multi-page confidentiality agreement. Microcode Solutions is looking for beta testers with extensive experience in Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, and MacOS. Experience with BeOS and Linux is a plus.

If you are interested in developer information, please contact Jim Drew via email:

If you are interested in becoming a beta tester, please send a summary of your computer experience, what system(s) you have, and how much time you can devote to beta testing to: ps

Appendix 09.06.2001:
On asking Jim Drew, CEO of Mircocode Solutions, informed us that this board was delivered by their board manufacturer. The named PowerPC plugin board comes also from Mircocode Solutions themselves. (mj)

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