"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
"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
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