Tenon's New High-Performance X Server Gives Sparc-Class Performance On Macintosh
Santa Barbara, CA, September 27, 1994. Tenon Intersystems
today announced the availability of MachTen X Software, Release 3.0, for Macintosh
and Power Macintosh. Tenon's new X Software will be demonstrated next week at
Unix Expo in New York City. With this offering, Tenon has broken the X performance
barrier on personal computer hardware.
With Tenon's new X Server software, benchmarks using the x11perf tests gives SPARC-class
performance on Macintosh hardware - an XMark93 rating of 1.3 (monochrome) and
1.1 (color) on a 25MHz 68040 Centris 650. 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.
MachTen X Software is an option to Tenon's Unix/Mach software - MachTen. The package
is a complete implementation of X11R5 that runs as a Unix application in MachTen's
preemptive multitasking environment and provides true workstation-style operation
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 also included.
Included as part of MachTen 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 Tenon's 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 World's Open Computing
magazine as "A Best Product of the Year".