XTen 6.1: A Powerful, High-Performance X Window Server for Mac OS

Supports encrypted passwords for LAN security, multiple password-protected desktops, centralized administration, and OpenGL

Santa Barbara, CA, May 21, 1999. Tenon Intersystems today announced an upgrade to its unique X Window server for Power Macintosh. The new X server is the fastest X server on the Macintosh market and the only X server that supports local X Window managers and local X clients. Tenon's X is running in their highly-acclaimed Mach/BSD execution environment, providing the same multi-threaded architecture that is now being touted by Apple in their newly released Mac OS X Server. This foundation allows true X server operation and yields true X server performance, all in an easy-to-use Macintosh application package. The X server runs alongside Macintosh applications, giving the user two desktops: the traditional Finder desktop and a standard X Window desktop.

XTen is a flexible Macintosh application that can be tailored to suit individual environments. The default AfterStep Window Manager gives a NeXT-like appearance. Alternate desktops include an OpenLook Virtual Window desktop or a Motif-like Lesstif desktop. All are easily configured via a browser-based point and click interface. A systems administrator can use this point and click interface to centrally configure a site's XTen platforms. Included with XTen are over 100 client applications. New features of XTen 6.1 include a native fast file system for top performance; improved XDM session control; secure shell remote client launch; multiple password-based user desktops; hot-key 'xterm' launch; integrated CDE fonts; and support for X11 extensions.

In addition XTen supports ICCCM 2.0 scalable fonts, font compilers, and X image extension (XIE). XTen not only supports the X display Management Control Protocol (XDMCP), but XTen can be configured as an XDM manager. Further it can be configured as a font server or set up to use a remote font server. For added compatibility, XTen now uses Open Transport as a default, but Tenon's high-performance, multi-link TCP protocol stack is included as an option.

XTen is $175 for a single copy. Upgrades from XTen 6.0 are $99. Site licenses are available, with special sidegrade pricing for eXodus sites. An OpenGL option is available for $99, with site licensing available as well. XTen 6.1 with a built-in 14-day license can be downloaded from the Tenon web site for testing. /products/xten

Founded in 1989, Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance networking. Tenon technology, combined with the power of Apple's G3-based machines, is providing the framework for world-class networking on the Macintosh. Tenon Intersystems can be reached in the U.S. at 805-963-6983, by the internet at sales@tenon.com, or via the web at .

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