Tenon Releases High-Performance X Server For Macintosh

Santa Barbara, CA, August 29, 1994. Tenon Intersystems is shipping its new, high-performance MachTen X Server, Release 3.0, for Macintosh and Power Macintosh. With this X offering, Tenon has broken the X performance barrier on personal computer hardware. By combining SPARC-class performance with personal computer economics and Macintosh productivity, this new X has the potential of making Macintosh and Power Macintosh the X terminal of choice.

Tenon's X Server software is being offered as an option to Tenon's Unix/Mach software - MachTen - and will be available in the fourth 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 combined strength of X and Unix enables seamless integration of applications and resources across networks.

The new X Server supports monochrome and 8-bit color, Xlib extensions for device-independent color, an X Display Manager (xdm) to simplify management of X applications, 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, an xview programming environment (xview, olgx), and a suite of MIT X clients and demonstration programs. An Open Look Window Manager (olvwm) with an Open Look Virtual Desktop and a Motif Window Manager (mwm) are included.

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. TenonUs first product offering was selected by MacUser magazine as a "Best Connectivity Software Finalist". This year MachTen was selected by Unix World's Open Computing magazine as "A Best Product of the Year".

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