FWB has announced an upgrade for the RealPC emulation software, which the company acquired from Insignia Software. The upgrade occurs in the face of heavy competition from Connectix's Virtual PC.

A MacCentral report quotes an FWB spokesperson as saying: "RealPC version 1.1 mimics an Intel Pentium PC with MMX technology. No additional hardware is required." RealPC offers SoundBlaster compatibility and joystick support.

RealPC requires a 100Mhz PowerPC or faster, Mac OS 7.5.5 or later, 32MB RAM, 100MB hard drive space and a CD-ROM drive.