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Unique X Server for Power Macintosh
Color .... X11R6 Compliance ....Unparalleled Performance
- Fully X11R6 compliant
- Uses OpenTransport
- Supports 8-, 16- and 24-bit
- CDE fonts included
- Supports secure shell X
- Accelerated for Power Macintosh
- Remote Font Server support
- Includes XDM manager
- Includes Font Server
- Includes over one hundred
- X Display Management (xdm)
- Unique Web-based XTen
Manager for system configuration & X client launching
- Supports MS WindowsTM
applications in conjunction with NTrigueTM
- Includes OpenLook Virtual
Window Manager & Motif Window Manager
- X Imaging Extension (XIE)
for enhanced X server image display
- PEX 5.1 3D graphics Sample
XTen is a high-performance
X server that lets you view X Window applications on the Macintosh desktop.
XTen, Release 6.1, supports 24-bit color and adheres to the MIT X11R6
standard. It is a flexible Macintosh application that can be easily tailored
to suit individual requirements. The XTen Manager lets users configure
their X environment by using a Web browser. This point-and-click Web interface
can also be used by a systems administrator to centrally configure a site's
XTen platforms. XTen 's multi-threaded architecture lets local and remote
X applications run alongside Macintosh applications, making the Power
Macintosh a serious tool for distributed X Window environments.
Tenon's technique of bypassing
QuickDraw and sending the X drawing primitives directly to the hardware
screen buffers makes XTen the fastest X server on the Macintosh market.
And XTen is the only X server that includes a local X client execution
environment. XTen includes the AfterStep window manager, an OpenLook Virtual
Window Manager (olvwm), a Motif Window Manager (mwm),and hundreds of X
clients. XTen supports ICCCM 2.0, CDE fonts, scalable fonts,font compilers,
the X image extension (XIE), and the PEX 5.1 protocol Sample Implementation.
XTen not only supports the
X Display Management Control Protocol (xdmcp),but can be configured as
an xdm manager. Further, it can be configured to use a remote font server
or be a font server itself. In addition, XTen includes a full-featured,
high-performance MCP/IP protocol that can be used for increased performance.
Apple's Open Transport can be used also.
The X Window System standard
is a multi-layered set of rules for the interactive display of application
program data. X operations are typically network-based. An application
running on one computer can exchange text and graphics with a remote display,
keyboard and mouse. Using the X Window System standard means that applications
can be easily supported on hardware displays and operating system software
from different manufacturers.
X Window client software generates
requests to display text and graphics and hands them to a network for
transport. The X Window server software receives the request and translates
it into operations that are meaningful in the context of the local hardware.
All of the specific programming about display, keyboard and mouse operations
are translated between a standard form - the X Window System standard
- and the local hardware.
XTen is a Power Macintosh
application. It runs on any Power Macintosh or Power Macintosh clone,
and is compatible with all modern versions of the Macintosh Operating
System 7.5 to 9.0.4. 16 MB of RAM are recommended. Available on CD-ROM
The package consumes between
20 MB and 40 MB of hard disk space, depending upon how many X clients
and fonts are installed.
©1998 Tenon and XTen are
trademarks of Tenon Intersystems. X Window System is a registered trademark
of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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