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X-Win32 First PC X Server to Support Apple’s Mac Boot Camp


SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 26, 2006–StarNet Communications, a leading publisher of Windows-to-UNIX/Linux connectivity software, announced that X-Win32 has become the first PC X server to support Apple Computer’s “Boot Camp” program. Boot Camp allows Macintosh users to install the Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system as well as Windows-based applications on a separate partition on a new generation of Macintosh computers built around Intel dual core microprocessors.

X-Win32 easily installs and runs flawlessly on iMac and other Intel-based Macintosh computers. X-Win32 enables users to connect to powerful engineering, database and networking applications running on remote Unix and Linux servers.

StarNet also confirms other industry reports that Windows applications run faster on Intel-based Macintosh computers than on traditional Windows hardware. Tests of several OpenGL-based X Windows applications, running on a remote Red Hat Linux server show frame rate improvements of up to 4 times on a 2GHz dual-core Pentium iMac compared to a Windows PC running under control of a 2GHz Pentium processor.

Boot Camp is a publicly distributed beta version of a new feature developed for “Leopard,” the next version of Apple’s Mac OS X. “The Boot Camp program is ideal for engineers and other power users seeking more performance and greater reliability,” said Paul Swart, StarNet’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “They can now move to the Apple platform without fear of losing their ability to connect to EDA, CAD and other applications that are either Windows based or run on remote Linux or Unix host systems.”

Apple’s latest Tiger version of Mac OS X also includes an X11 X Windows utility. But it lacks a session configuration tool that would give users the ability to set up sessions to a remote host. “The Mac’s X Windows utility was designed primarily to run X11-based applications locally on the Mac, not for displaying remote X desktops or running powerful engineering applications from a remote mainframe. X-Win32 adds the ability to enjoy all of the benefits of a best-of-breed PC X server on a Macintosh computer,” Swart explained.

About StarNet Communications

StarNet Communications Corp was founded in 1989 and is based in Sunnyvale, Calif. StarNet develops and markets X Windows solutions for the Windows platform for corporate, educational and government organizations. StarNet’s family of X-Win32 PC X server products offers cost-effective, best-of-breed X terminal emulation solutions. For more information, visit http://www.starnet.com

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