StarNet Communications on Wednesday confirmed that its X-Win32 server software installs and runs flawlessly on any Intel Mac with Boot Camp. X-Win32 enables users to connect to
powerful engineering, database and networking applications running on
remote Unix and Linux servers.
The company noted that while Mac OS X v10.4 includes an X11 X Windows utility, it lacks a session configuration tool that gives users the ability to set up sessions to a remote host. StarNet vice-president Paul Swart explained: "The Macis
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 costs US$225 for a single commercial license.