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From: m...@zok.sgcs.com (Mark W. Snitily)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sysv386
Subject: X11R5 X386 Announcement, part 0 of 3, repost
Message-ID: <547@zok.sgcs.com>
Date: 16 Sep 91 20:21:26 GMT
Organization: SGCS on the distant planet Zok
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Repost of X11R5 X386 Announcement, part 0 of 3

Last Thursday (12-Sept-91) I posted the announcement of X11R5 X386 to
comp.newprod and cross posted it to comp.unix.sysv386.  Unbeknownst to
me -- or my machine -- comp.newprod is a moderated newsgroup.  This
resulted in a quick death for both the comp.newprod and comp.unix.sysv386
postings.

This is a reposting to comp.unix.sysv386 of the 12-Sept-91 announcement.
(Note that it is being posted to comp.unix.sysv386 since some readers of
that newsgroup have explicitly requested that this information be posted
there.)

If anyone knows who the comp.newprod moderator is, would you please email
me his address.  Thank you.

My apologies for wasting bandwidth if you actually received the original
posting.

Original posting starts here:  ------------------------------------------------

Last Sunday (8-Sept-91) I wrote in the comp.unix.sysv386 newsgroup:

      Watch for an announcement in comp.newprod in a day or two.

I have intentionally delayed posting the announcement to the net until
today (12-Sept-91) so that it would coincide with the announcement
date of the press release being sent to journalists from Riedman
Communications.

This is part zero of a three part announcement which is being posted
to comp.newprod.  It is also being posted to comp.unix.sysv386 since
some readers of that newsgroup have explicitly requested that this
information be posted there.  (Evidently some sites don't carry the
comp.newprod newsgroup.)

The topics of the following parts are:

   1)  Copy of press release sent to journalists.

   2)  Copy of text from advertisement in "The X Journal."

   3)  Additional technical and miscellaneous details.

-- Mark

Mark W. Snitily      SGCS, 894 Brookgrove Lane, Cupertino, CA 95014-4634
m...@zok.sgcs.com    (408) 255-9665 (business) or (408) 252-0456 (residence)
...!mips!zok!mark    West Coast UUCP X11 archive site

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From: m...@zok.sgcs.com (Mark W. Snitily)
Newsgroups: comp.unix.sysv386
Subject: X11R5 X386 Announcement, part 1 of 3, Press Release
Message-ID: <548@zok.sgcs.com>
Date: 16 Sep 91 20:22:35 GMT
Organization: SGCS on the distant planet Zok
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Repost of X11R5 X386 Announcement, part 1 of 3, Press Release

This is a copy of the press release sent out to journalist from Riedman
Communications on 12-Sept-91.  If you would like more details from this
excellent public relations firm, please talk with Kristen Lipani at
Riedman Communications, (716) 924-0730.

---<cut here>------------------------------------------------------------------
For Immediate Release


              SGCS DELIVERS X11R5 SOURCE AND
              EXECUTABLES TO INTEL 386 USERS

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA, September 12, 1991 -- Snitily Graphics Consulting 
Services (SGCS), a software consulting firm located in Cupertino California, 
today announced the availability of X11R5, the state-of-the-art release of 
the X Window System, for Unix System V/386 users on Intel platforms.  As a
member of the X Consortium, SGCS sponsored inclusion of the X386 X server 
into the official X11R5 source code distribution.

Mark Snitily, founder and president of SGCS, ported MIT's recently released
X11R5 source code to System V/386.  Snitily worked closely with Thomas Roell, 
the author of the X386 X server. "The X386 X server surpasses anything I have
found from the major vendors.  Our objective is to establish the defacto 
standard for X11 on 386 platforms," commented Snitily.  "One of our future
goals is to provide Motif 1.2, once it is released."

Some of the new features of X11R5 include:  PEX (PHIGS/+ Extension to X) - 3D
graphics; networked-based font server; scalable fonts; device-independent
colors; Xlib support of internationalization and new clients including 
editres, viewres, xconsole and xcmsdb.

The price of X11R5 from SGCS is competitive with the distribuition price of
the source code if purchased directly from the MIT X Consortium or from other
X Consortium members.  According to SGCS, the benefits of purchasing X11R5
from SGCS versus obtaining it from other resources are that SGCS:

     * includes source, executables, and development libraries.

     * provides technical support directly from the authors of
       the X386 X server and System V/386 port of X11R5 via E-mail or
       an 800 number for sales and support.

     * offers a money back guarantee.

     * includes the contributed software tape, which will be
       released in October as part of the standard package.
       
     * runs on UNIX System V/386 Release 3.2 and Release 4.0 from 
       ISC, SCO, DELL, ESIX and AT&T.

     * is compatible with X servers running on other hardware platforms.
  
     * offers UUCP support of the X11R5 product to registered owners.

SGCS is offering X11R5 at a special introductory price of $495 with printed
manuals and $395 without the manuals.  The regular price will be $695/$595.  
To contact SGCS by E-mail:  m...@zok.sgcs.com.  For sales and support call 
408-255-9665 or 800-645-5501.

SGCS has provided specialized software consulting in Silicon Valley since
1984, and is committed to furthering the state-of-the-art of the X Window
System on low cost platforms.  SGCS also maintains the public West Coast
UUCP X11 archive on its machine named zok.


386 and Intel are trademarks of Intel; UNIX is a registered trademark of AT&T; 
Motif is a trademark of Open Software Foundation; X window System is a 
trademark of the MIT X Consortium; SCO is a trademark of The Santa Cruz 
Operation; Dell is a trademark of Dell Computer Corporation and ESIX is a 
trademark of Everex Systems.  All other trademarks are acknowledged.
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-- Mark

Mark W. Snitily      SGCS, 894 Brookgrove Lane, Cupertino, CA 95014-4634
m...@zok.sgcs.com    (408) 255-9665 (business) or (408) 252-0456 (residence)
...!mips!zok!mark    West Coast UUCP X11 archive site

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