GraphOn Announces Licensing Agreement With IBM

IBM Licenses GO-Joe, the World's First Thin Client X Server for Java, Joins

Sun in GraphOn Alliance

Apr 21, 1998, 01:00 ET from GraphOn Corporation

    CAMPBELL, Calif., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corporation announced
 today it has entered into a development and licensing agreement with IBM
 Corporation (NYSE:   IBM).  Under the multi-year agreement, IBM is licensing
 GraphOn's GO-Joe(TM) thin client X server for Java(TM), which will enable
 IBM's AIX-based RS/6000 systems to deliver X window applications to a variety
 of Java-enabled devices, including IBM's Network Stations and Personal
     As part of the agreement, IBM plans to include GO-Joe with AIX for
 Java-enabled clients, which includes the IBM Network Station.  GraphOn has
 also licensed its GO-Joe technology to Sun Microsystems.  The IBM and Sun
 agreements with GraphOn, allow IBM and Sun to provide full interoperability
 between their JavaOS based network computers and other Java-enabled clients
 and each other's UNIX servers. Java-enabled clients, including IBM's Network
 Station and Sun's JavaStation will be able to access Sun's Solaris(TM) servers
 and IBM's AIX-based RS/6000 servers.
     More than 650,000 IBM RS/6000 systems are in use by over
 100,000 commercial and technical customers around the world.  The RS/6000 is
 IBM's family of computers that feature the Reduced Instruction Set Computing
 (RISC)-based PowerPC chip and AIX, IBM's UNIX-based operating system.  IBM's
 Network Stations is the industry's leading network computer, used by more than
 3,000 customers worldwide.  The Network Stations have been acclaimed by
 analysts and customers for reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) on the
 desktop while improving worker productivity and manageability of data.
     Walt Keller, president of GraphOn added, "We are very proud that IBM has
 chosen to partner with GraphOn.  This is a move which, no doubt, sets the
 standard for accessing UNIX applications from Java-based desktops."
     Evaluation copies of GO-Joe are available via FTP from GraphOn's web site
 at, or by calling 408-370-4080.  List price for GO-Joe
 begins at $295.00 per seat.  For educational and reseller prices contact
 GraphOn Sales at 800-GRAPHON or email
     GraphOn Corporation
     GraphOn develops powerful software to speed and simplify network computing
 and enable efficient thin client applications.  GraphOn designed and
 manufactured the first thin X terminal and has since evolved into a software
 company.  GraphOn's products include GO-Global, the world's first thin client
 X server for PCs running Microsoft Windows, GO-Joe, the world's first thin
 client Java X server, and GO-Between, the world's first thin client X server
 for Microsoft Windows Terminal Server and Citrix WinFrame.  GraphOn has
 strategic relationships with major UNIX system vendors, network computer and
 terminal vendors, system integrators, and software companies.  GraphOn's
 customers are primarily Fortune 1000 corporations.  GraphOn is headquartered
 in Campbell, California.
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     NOTE:  GraphOn, GO-Joe, GO-Global, RapidX, and Thin X are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. in the USA and other countries.
 Various trademarks including the IBM Network Station, AIX and RS/6000 are
 trademarks or registered trademarks of IBM Corp. in the USA and other
 countries.  UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other
 countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company, Ltd.  Microsoft,
 Windows and Microsoft Explorer are trademarks or registered trademarks of
 Microsoft Corporation in the USA and other countries.  Sun and Java are
 trademarks or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United
 States and other countries.  All other products are trademarks of their
 respective companies.

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