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MacWeek: X on X, at last

Jul 31, 2000, 13:36 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John C. Welch)

"As a network administrator at Macworld Expo, there were times when I felt like the proverbial fish lacking water. But there are always products that catch my eye, and some that even make me think that someone out there is listening to us. This year, if I had to pick the one announcement that received almost no press, and yet is of critical importance to Mac OS X, it would have to be Tenon Intersystems' announcement of an X Windows package for Mac OS X."

"It's not available now, (then again, neither is OS X), but this was an announcement of major importance."

"Because OS X is based on Unix, there is a natural synchronicity with other flavors of Unix, such as Solaris, Linux, AIX, and Irix. But until this announcement, OS X was isolated from its Unix brethren due to the lack--some say shocking lack--of a commercial-quality X Windows package. (Yes, John Carmack from Id has done a good job of creating a Darwin-based X project for the Open Source community, but Darwin is not OS X, only a part of it.)"

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