iOligo Beta

Dr. Robert Negm negm at
Fri Jul 28 21:09:02 EST 2000


To download iOligo use the following URL:

"Dr. Robert Negm" wrote:

> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Sincerely,
> Robert Negm, Ph.D.
> To participate in the beta go to
> http:/
> Click on the either the Mac or Windows link to download the installer
> for
> 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 For Windows the JRE is
> available at
> Install the Java Runtime Environment.
> Install the iOligo beta.
> Running iOligo
> On Mac: Open the iOligo folder and double click on the iOligo
> application
> icon.
> On Windows click on the iOligo shortcut (either in your Start menu or on
> your desktop)
> 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
> card
> 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 window’s 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
> shortcut
> 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.

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