Network extensible Window System

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Network extensible Window System definition


(NeWS) An elegant PostScript-based windowing environment, invented by James Gosling, the author of GOSMACS.
NeWS would almost certainly have won the standards war with the X Window System if it hadn't been proprietary to Sun Microsystems. There is a lesson here that too many software vendors haven't yet heeded. Communication is based on PostScript and server functions can be extended.
See also HyperNeWS, OpenWindows.
(1994-12-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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