FWB Software has discontinued SoftWindows 98 for Mac, its PC emulator, though it will keep on selling Real PC, the same the emulator that comes with DOS. FWB will continue e-mail technical support for SoftWindows through May 31.
In an online letter to SoftWindows users, FWB said the company “has determined that our RealPC emulation product for the Macintosh represents a better value to our customers” and that “RealPC provides the same functionality and performance as Softwindows, except that you supply your own copy of Windows.”
From now on, the company will focus on its ToolKit utilities and will soon announce “exciting new members” to this product family. The product line includes Hard Disk Tookit, a disk management utility, and CD-ROM Toolkit, which uses small amounts of RAM and disk space as a cache to accelerate CD-ROM performance.
SoftWindows, created by Insignia Solutions and originally known as SoftPC, was the first PC emulator for the Mac. Insignia changed the name when Apple launched its Power Mac line, according to MacWindows. The product, along with Real PC, was sold to FWB two years ago.