Tenon Updates Xtools With Improved Free86 And X11 Support

Tenon Intersystems has released an update for Xtools, bringing it to version 1.2. Xtools is an open source utility designed for running X Windows. The update features several enhancements including expanded compatibility for Free86 4.2.1 and X11R6.6. According to Tenon Intersystems:

Tenon Intersystems is now shipping Xtools 1.2 a free update to their X Window Server for Mac OS X.

Open source alternatives for X11, such as XDarwin and OrborOSX, are available for Mac OS X, and Apple recently announced an X11 beta, which may become bundled with Mac OS X in the future. Tenonis Xtools, however, is easier to use (the Xtools UI received two Apple Design Awards last year), and includes features not yet available elsewhere.

The new Xtools 1.2 supports XFree86 4.2.1 and X11R6.6. Improvements have been made to on screen rendering, refresh and redraw operations, OpenGL and Motif, pseudocolor, visuals, support for antialias fonts, XDM, key mapping, secure shell handling and support for Jaguar.

There is also improved compatibility for CDE, KDE, and Gnome desktops and for Fink X11 applications. In addition, the new Xtools now includes the ability to view Macintosh applications on the X Window desktop while running in full (dedicated) screen mode, something none of the X11 Mac OS X alternatives can do!

You can find more information about the Xtools update at the Tenon Intersystems Web site. The Xtools update is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$199.00.