ClearWay Technologies today shipped the $99 Nitro PowerPlug 1.0, a WebSTAR plug-in that accelerates the execution speed of all other WebSTAR plug-ins up to 200 percent or more in ClearWay’s testing. Nitro PowerPlug is a specialized replacement memory manager for WebSTAR, which otherwise relies on the standard Mac OS memory manager that’s optimized for large stand-alone applications. Nitro PowerPlug manages memory more efficiently than the standard Mac OS memory manager for the ways it’s used by WebSTAR plug-ins. ClearWay also reports that Nitro PowerPlug can help eliminate server slowdowns that occur after a WebSTAR server has been running for a long time without a restart, plus reduce crashes related to fragmented memory. Nitro PowerPlug works with WebSTAR 1.3.2, 2.0, 2.1, and 3.0, on both Power Macs and 68K Macs. It may work with, but is not supported for, other Web servers that support WebSTAR plug-ins, such as Quid Pro Quo, SonicWeb Server, WebTen, or the Microsoft Personal Web Server. A free demo is available (278K download).