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From: jonnnathan@...
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 20:33:03 +0100
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Other World Computing Brings Life to Older Macintosh Computers with v2.0 
of
Unsupported UtilityX

Woodstock, Ill. - November 20, 2001 - Other World Computing, a leading
provider of Macintosh products and technical support, has released 
version
2.0 of Ryan Rempel's Unsupported UtilityX, a free software application
which allows Mac OS X to operate on select pre-G3 Macintosh computers. 
The
utility can be downloaded free of charge by visiting
http://eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter/.

"Until now, the only people that could use Mac OS X were those that 
bought
a new Macintosh computer or owned a G3 or G4 computer that is currently
supported by Apple," said Larry O'Connor, president of Other World
Computing. "Our goal with Unsupported UtilityX is to take care of the 
loyal
Mac users who have older systems that are not supported for OS X. With 
the
UtilityX application, these users can now run OS X and truly revitalize
their older, but still exceptional Macintosh computers. They will also be
able to take advantage of the newer software products, which are designed
to only operate with OS X, as well as continue to upgrade their existing
system with faster hardware products rather than having to invest in
entirely new systems."

Not only has Apple limited its support for OS X to Macintosh models 
driven
by a G3 or G4 processor, OS X, as is, also cannot be installed on earlier
machines. With the help of OWC's Unsupported UtilityX, users can install
Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server on certain unsupported pre-G3 systems from 
an
unmodified Mac OS X CD and do so with only three more mouse clicks than 
it
takes to install OS X on an Apple-supported model. When OS X is installed
on a system with Unsupported UtilityX, the features and usage are the 
same
as they are on an Apple-supported model. OWC also provides ongoing
technical support for these older systems that use Unsupported UtilityX 
to
run OS X.

With the support of Unsupported UtilityX, users of the following Apple
PowerMac models can install and utilize Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server:

· 7300, 7500, 7600
· 8500, 8600
· 9500, 9600, and
· Selected clones (Umax S900 and J700; and Power Computing PowerWave and
PowerTowerPro)

"Although not all older Macintosh computers will be able to run OS X,
Unsupported UtilityX has made it possible to revitalize many older 
systems
and extend their usability," said Ryan Rempel, developer of Unsupported
UtilityX and consultant to Other World Computing. "As we continue to
improve the utility, we anticipate that more systems will be able to run 
OS
X, and will see an increase in speed and functionality as well. We have
received an overwhelming response to this utility, and as a result of our
efforts, we have positioned OWC as one of the leading providers of 
ongoing
support for Mac users."

Unsupported UtilityX 2.0 was released to support OS X release 10.1. Ryan
Rempel and OWC released Unsupported UtilityX version 1.0 in June 2001 to
support OS X 10.0.x versions. A new version of the utility was needed as
Apple changed OS X 10.1 significantly enough to require more than just 
some
minor adjustments to Unsupported UtilityX to continue support. 
Unsupported
UtilityX 2.0 supports up to OS X 10.1, as well as the prior OS X 
versions.
Version 2.0 should also support recently released OS X 10.1.1 and future
versions of OS X 10.1 as is or with a few minor updates.

For specific information on supported hardware, as well as instructions 
for
installing and using Unsupported UtilityX v2.0, please visit Other World
Computing at eshop.macsales.com/OSXCenter.

About Other World Computing
Since 1988, Other World Computing has been servicing the Macintosh 
universe
with quality computer hardware products and support. The company 
currently
operates one of the most popular Macintosh e-commerce sites, 
Macsales.com,
which features one of the largest online catalogs of Macintosh upgrade
products, including hard drives, accelerators, memory, FireWire and
hardware accessories. Along with its proprietary Unsupported UtilityX,
which allows select pre-G3 computers to run on Mac OS X, OWC provides
extensive online and telephone technical support for Macintosh users 
around
the world. OWC is a privately owned company with headquarters in 
Woodstock,
Ill. For more information, visit the company's Web site at
www.otherworldcomputing.com or call 815-338-8685.


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