FOR RELEASE DEC 4, 1998
Contact: Anita Holmgren
DRAMATIC PRICE REDUCTION FOR MACHTEN
Power MachTen 4.1.1: Now faster, easier, more compatible, & less expensive
Santa Barbara, CA, December 4, 1998. An enhanced version of Tenon’s
award-winning UNIX for Power Macs is now available with a dramatically
lower price. Power MachTen 4.1.1 has improved performance & robustness,
improved software development tools, and hundreds of updated applications.
Power MachTen is a complete Mach/BSD UNIX that runs with MacOS, including
MacOS 8.5. MachTen includes an advanced UNIX and X software development
environment. It support C, C++, Objective-C, Ada95, Java, Fortran77. The
software development tools in MachTen are based on the latest GNU 2.8.2
compiler. The next-generation GNU compiler, EGCS, has been included as an
alternative development environment. And CVS – the upcoming MacOS X Server
source control system – is also included, so you can turn you Mac into a
CVS server if you like.
In addition to the hundreds of standard UNIX applications, such as emacs,
Perl, tcl/tck, Power MachTen also includes a high-performance X desktop
that supports ‘lestif’ and the powerful 3-D OpenGL libraries. OpenGL is a
separately priced option that lets you develop OpenGL applications as well
as supporting the display of remote OpenGL X apps.
Power MachTen will give every Mac a taste of Mach/BSD UNIX in advance of
MacOS X Server. Applications that are developed using the MachTen toolsuite
will be able to run on MacOS X Server with a simple recompile. Power
MachTen will enable older PowerPC Macs to be integrated with the upcoming
MacOS X Servers via NFS file sharing. In contrast to MacOS X Server, Power
MachTen runs on all Power Macs, from the newest sexiest iMac or G3
PowerBook to the earliest 6100s and 7100s, and Mac clones.
Power MachTen can be purchased either directly from Tenon or as part of a
G3 UNIX Workstation bundle from FGM, SciTech International, and others.
This powerful software package is now available for only $249. The OpenGL
option is $199; academic, $149. Quantity discounts are available.
Tenon has been producing innovative UNIX, X, and networking software for
Apple platforms since 1989. In 1991, Tenon’s MachTen was a MacUser Editors
Choice Finalist for “Best Connectivity Software”. In 1994, MachTen was
selected by UNIX World’s Open Computing magazine as “A Best Product of the
Year”. In 1998, MachTen became the basis of the “G3 UNIX Workstation”.