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Jul 13, 2000, 17:35 (7 Talkback[s])

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"JCraft, a Japanese software development company, has launched WiredX.net to enable Windows and other operating system (OS) users the power of Java to switch to X. WiredX.net is intended to provide free distribution service of the X Window System server written in pure Java, WiredX and WiredX-Lite, which enable access to UNIX applications from Microsoft Windows via recently released Web browsers."

"According to the company, "WiredX.net is an ASP (Application Service Provider) that provides pure Java X Window System servers, WiredX and WiredX-Lite, directly to your Web browser. WiredX and WiredX-Lite enable access to UNIX applications on your LAN [local area network] from your non-UNIX desktops."

"In short, "Our mantra is `Wrap every desktop in an X Window system,'" said JCraft founder Atsuhiko Yamanaka. Yamanaka, also JCraft's CEO, said that the proliferation of X server usage is a good thing for the free and Open Source communities. "We are convinced the X servers will leverage the growth of the GNU/Linux, BSD, UNIX, and X communities and [expand] their marketing opportunities; we firmly believe WiredX.net will contribute to their success."

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