Dr. Robert Negm
negm at caesarsoftware.com
Thu Jul 27 13:25:13 EST 2000
To whom it may concern,
I have room for ONLY 30 more beta testers (see below). These slots are
open on a first come first serve basis.
Robert Negm, PhD
Caesar Software, LLC
PO Box 4394
Portsmouth, NH 03802-4394
Fax 603 436-7984
negm at caesarsoftware.com
Caesar Software is proud and excited to announce the beginning of beta
testing for our new oligo analysis program, iOligo.
As a beta tester we expect you to not only evaluate the usefulness and
interface of the iOligo program but also test accuracy of its methods
and calculations. In two weeks we will email you a brief survey with a
list of questions regarding the beta testing of the program for you to
fill out and email back to us. We expect to get meaningful feedback from
you. In return, you will receive the full retail version for free when
it becomes available shortly after the beta testing is complete. You may
at anytime during this beta process send all questions and concerns to
info at caesarsoftware.com.
If we do not receive any useful input from you, then you will not get
the full retail version.
Thank you for helping us in our efforts to bring a new level of
functionality and ease of use to people in the scientific community.
Robert Negm, Ph.D.
To participate in the beta go to
Click on the either the Mac or Windows link to download the installer
the beta version for the platform you will be using.
You must have the Java Runtime Environment installed on your computer
before running the iOligo installer. The Macintosh version (called MRJ)
is available from http://www.apple.com/java/. For Windows the JRE is
Install the Java Runtime Environment.
Install the iOligo beta.
On Mac: Open the iOligo folder and double click on the iOligo
On Windows click on the iOligo shortcut (either in your Start menu or on
Once you have successfully started the program click on the Order button
on the first screen. Fill out the order form completely. In the credit
number field just type "BETA". Hit the send button.
This will send us your information and we will email you a code number
for your version of the program. This will probably happen overnight and
you should have the code number the following morning. Until then you
can try out the demo and take a look at the online user manual.
When your code number arrives start the program and click on the Enter
Code button. Enter the code number and hit Enter. You should now have
the full version of the beta.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a bug in the windows installer that will not
allow the program to see all versions of Java on your machine. The
manufacturer knows about the problem and is working on a remedy. We hope
it will be available for the
final release of iOligo. If you click on the shortcut and it cannot find
the JRE, then you will need to point it at the correct file. To do this,
search for java.exe
on your system. Point the short cut at it by right clicking on the
and changing the path to the target to your java.exe file. You may also
point to it by clicking on the shortcut and hitting the browse button.
Then select the java.exe file.
Many people are experiencing longer than usual download transfer times
for iOligo from our web site due to a recent review in Science on our
StrainMan program (SOFTWARE: Manage Your Microbes, Frank Hoover,
Science 2000 July 21; 289: 413 (in Tech.Sight)). Please be patient while
waiting for the iOligo download to completely finish before trying to
install the program. Our internet service provider is currently
evaluating the problem.
More information about the Microbio