Phone: 805-963-6983
Contact: Anita Holmgren
FAX: 805-962-8202

New Aqua GUI for Tenon’s iTools
Configuring Apache will soon be even simpler with Tenon’s new interface

Santa Barbara, CA, May 20, 2001. Tenon Intersystems announced today a new
Aqua GUI for their award-winning Apache configuration and management tool
for Mac OS X. Tenon’s iTools 6.0, released in April, enables webmasters to
configure and remotely manage Apache, DNS, FTP, along with a range of other
Mac OS X internet services, by using a standard browser on any platform.
Now, with Tenon’s new Aqua GUI, webmasters will also be able to manipulate
Apache, DNS, and FTP directly on Apple’s Aqua desktop. The new GUI will
co-exist with Tenon’s secure, remote browser-based administration, enabling
webmasters to seamlessly switch between desktop management and anywhere,
anytime browser-based control.

Tenon’s iTools has been used for almost two years now, initially on Apple’s
precursor to Mac OS X, the early Mac OS X Server 1.2. The new iTools 6.0 is
designed not only for Mac OS X, but also for Apple’s upcoming Mac OS X
Server. Using iTools 6.0 lets Macintosh webmasters realize the full
strength of an Apache-based web server, with all the concomitant benefits
of using standard internet tools for dynamic content creation, and at the
same time have all the advantages of an easy-to-use web server. “With
iTools ease-of-use, top-performance and extensibility, coupled with Mac OS
X’s pre-emptive multitasking and protected memory, we expect Macintosh
webmasters to rapidly transition to Mac OS X”, said Tenon’s President,
Anita Holmgren. Because all the needed web server capabilities will be
available using Tenon’s iTools 6 on Mac OS X, webmasters will only need to
consider Apple’s upcoming new server product if they need the additional
file sharing, NetBoot, or other advanced hardware features. iTools 6 will
be supported on both platforms, giving webmasters a choice.”

The new Aqua interface can be viewed from Tenon’s web site at The new GUI will be
included in a future update release of iTools 6.0; a public beta will be
announced shortly.

Founded in 1989, Tenon Intersystems is a leader in high-performance
networking. Apple’s OS X, coupled with the new G4 processors and Tenon’s
iTools, provides the foundation for world-class content delivery. Tenon
Intersystems can be reached in the U.S. at 805-963-6983, by the internet at, or via the web at