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X Window Server for Mac OS X
Aqua X Window Desktop in Development

Santa Barbara, CA, July 17, 2000. Tenon Intersystems announced today that
they will offer a fully integrated X Desktop for Mac OS X. Tenon's
high-performance X Window Server will provide seamless integration between
an X Window display environment and Macintosh applications. Tenon's new X
Window Server will be an easy-to-use, flexible Mac OS X application that
will integrate the best elements of Apple's Aqua desktop with
state-of-the-art X Window tools to provide a powerful extension to Apple's
new OS.

The new X (pronounced X) for OS X (pronounced 'ten') will not only allow
remote X applications to be displayed on the Mac OS X desktop, but will
also include complete set of X tools and libraries to support local
execution of X applications and X games on OS X. Extending Mac OS X with an
X Window porting environment will enable high-resolution 3D-modeling &
animation, graphical visualization and image rendering applications to be
built directly on Mac OS X.

The X Window System is an open source, industry standard for displaying
remote graphical applications. X is highly portable, being both hardware
and operating system independent, so users on one computer can work
directly with applications on another computer. The X Window System allows
enterprise-wide personal computer desktops to connect to mission critical
applications and information-based systems on UNIX, Linux, and NT servers.
Having an X Window Server on Apple's new Mac OS X Aqua desktop will extend
the reach and strength of Mac OS X. Apple's OS X will not only be the most
appealing desktop, but by virtue of the strength of OS X itself and the
power of the G4 platforms, with X Window support the new Macs can be the
desktop of choice for all enterprise applications, be they local or remote.

Tenon's new X product, based on the latest X11R6.4 X Window release, will
include a suite of pre-compiled X client applications. It will support
rootless display of X Windows, as well as a full-screen mode, where X
Window applications are displayed on a 'virtual screen'. Full 'copy and
paste' will be available between native Macintosh applications and the X
Window Server. The new X will support OpenGL, a full range of X Extensions,
use of a three-button mouse, CDE (Common Desktop Environment) fonts, and
will be XDM (X Window Display Management) capable. It will also support
web-based display of X client applications via "Broadway" - an X Window
extension to allow remote X applications to be invoked and displayed via a
browser. An Aqua-like window manager and Aqua-like widget set will be
included to give local X applications a more Mac-like appearance and
minimized X Windows will be supported by use of the OS X dock.

Tenon's X Window Server application will be downloadable as a public beta
as soon as Apple's OS X public beta is available. The final product is
slated to ship when Mac OS X ships in January 2001.

Founded in 1989, Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance
networking. Tenon technology has provided the framework for world-class
networking on the Macintosh and Tenon is continuing that tradition on Mac
OS X. 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 http://www.tenon.com.

Phone: 805-963-6983
FAX: 805-962-8202
Contact: Anita Holmgren
eMail: anita@tenon.com


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