Santa Barbara, CA, June 20, 1994. Tenon Intersystems is introducing a new, high-performance X Server for Macintosh and Power Macintosh this week at Xhibition '94 in San Jose. With Tenon's new X Server software, benchmarks using the x11perf tests for some image drawing primitives demonstrate up to an order of magnitude performance improvement over Macintosh X Servers on the market today. The raw speed of Tenon's new X Server, coupled with Power Macintosh price/performance ratios, now, for the first time, make the Macintosh a viable X terminal.
Tenon's X Server software is initially being offered as an option to Tenon's Unix/Mach software Q MachTen Q and will be available in the 4th quarter as a standalone X Server for the Macintosh.
Tenon's MachTen X software is a complete implementation of X11R5 that runs as a Unix application in MachTen's preemptive multitasking environment and provides true workstation-style performance on Macintosh hardware. The new X Server supports monochrome and 8-bit color, Xlib extensions for device-independent color, an X Display Manager to simplify management of X applications, PEX (the X protocol extension to the PHIGS) for three dimensional graphics, bitmap fonts in portable compiled font format, outline fonts (including Speedo outline fonts) and an executable font server. Included as part of the MachTen X environment is a complete set of X client development libraries, a Motif toolkit, and a suite of contributed X clients such as xterm, xclock, xcalc, xftp, xrn and Mosaic. An Open Look Window Manager (olvwm) with an Open Look Virtual Desktop and a Motif Window Manager (mwm) are included, along with sources for a variety of other popular window managers.
Included as part of the MachTen communications environment is a full featured, high-performance TCP/IP protocol stack with Internet application protocols (file transfer, virtual terminal and electronic mail), Internet tools (domain name service and internet control message protocols), serial communications support (compressed SLIP and PPP) , Unix communications (rsh, rexec) and industry-standard client and server NFS file sharing.
With MachTen and MachTen X, a Macintosh can be not only a Unix/Mach workstation, an X development platform, and a platform for standard Macintosh productivity applications, but also, with TenonUs new software, a high-performance X terminal.
Tenon Intersystems, founded in 1989, enriches desktop software environments with workstation-class communications and software development tools. Tenon has been shipping Unix/Mach software for the Macintosh since 1991. Tenon's first product offering was selected by MacUser magazine as a "Best Connectivity Software Finalist". This year MachTen was selected by Unix WorldUs Open Computing magazine as "A Best Product of the Year".
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