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X Is More Than You Think...

 


The industry is just beginning to notice the great flexibility that the X Consortium built into the X Window System from the start. Long thought of as simply a graphics display protocol for UNIX workstations, X is now being recognized as a the general purpose, cross-platform application display protocol that it is.

In the same way that the current excitement over the web is precipitated by a repackaging of existing telnet, ftp, and SGML/hypertext technologies into a powerful new computing paradigm, combining X with emerging networking paradigms offers powerful solutions to serving applications independent of the underlying operating system.

 


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Run Windows, Macintosh, or UNIX Applications from Across Platforms

 

The technology is here today


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Run Real Applications From Within Your Web Browers

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We have a plug-in and a web demo that you can run on your browser today to see this technology in action.

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Serve Your Front End While Protecting Your Data

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Get the Most Recent Applications off Your Cable TV

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By using X to serve application front ends to TV cable boxes, the boxes could be built with a very small application footprint and yet still display any application that can run on a UNIX, Windows, or Macintosh system.

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Imbed Any Application In Another

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A simple combination of Active X and X embedding technologies will allow existing applications and new applications built with existing programming models to be generally included into Active Documents. This simplifies the long hoped for future of custom application workspaces built using object paradigms. These custom workspaces have captured mindshare, but not become reality because the types of simple controls that can be included in them don't yet support the wealth of complicated data that would make them useful.

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