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Iconix Software Engineering announced ten of its PowerTools applications, including ObjectModeler for the NextStep operating system on the Intel platform, are available. Iconix uses porting technology from ARDI to enable applications for NextStep-Intel. Applications will work on SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, Windows 3.1, 95, NT, NextStep, and Mac OS. The company will have a demo version of ObjectModeler-NextStep at its Web site this month.
Macworld Expo Apple Computer Chairman and CEO Gil Amelio will use his Macworld Expo keynote to address some significant questions about the NextStep-Macintosh hybrid operating system, newly dubbed Rhapsody.