GraphOn Creates GO-Between to Provide Multi-user Windows NT Access to UNIX

Oct 14, 1997, 01:00 ET from GraphOn Corporation

    CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GraphOn Corporation, known for
 its thin client X servers that give Java or Windows desktops fast, efficient
 access to UNIX/X(R) applications without porting or software modifications,
 today announced it is developing a similar solution that will connect
 Microsoft's multi-user Windows NT to UNIX operating systems. GraphOn will
 offer its connectivity software, code-named "GO-Between" in response to
 Microsoft's interest in interoperability and migrating UNIX enterprises to
 Hydra (Microsoft's code name for multi-user NT).  GO-Between allows
 enterprises to preserve their investment in UNIX applications while taking
 advantage of the features of multi-user NT.
     The GraphOn solution is part of ongoing development efforts to bring
 diverse multi-user operating systems together to provide a high performance
 homogeneous computing environment.  GraphOn's GO-Between software will be
 showcased at Prologue Software's booth in the Microsoft Partners Pavillion
 (booth Q8 in the Hydra section) during COMDEX/Fall '97.  Distribution and
 pricing were not announced.
     Walt Keller, President of GraphOn, said, "Our goal is to continue to
 provide solutions that connect diverse operating systems and leverage the
 power of the host computer while providing a viewer on the desktop that is so
 fast and light that it makes the difference between remote access and native
 applications transparent to the user."
     To further expand its capabilities in the multi-user arena, GraphOn signed
 a letter of intent three weeks ago to merge with Prologue Software, a Paris,
 France-based multi-user software company.  Prologue Software is currently
 working with Microsoft on multi-user Windows NT. Prologue Software and Citrix
 were the only two companies to obtain an official license of Windows NT code
 from Microsoft. Microsoft has since purchased the rights to the multi-user NT
 technology Prologue Software developed.  Prologue Software currently is
 offering Microsoft its expertise in multi-user operating systems to assist in
 the creation of the next version of multi-user Windows NT.  Prologue Software,
 which currently has more than 600,000 users of their proprietary multi-user
 operating system in Europe, anticipates the introduction of its installed base
 to the thin client world.
     Prologue Software
     Prologue Software's 20-year legacy as an innovator in multi-user operating
 systems and portable development environments has enabled it to maintain a
 leadership position in the connectivity arena.  As early as 1980, Prologue
 Software broke through the limits of single-station data processing with an
 essential concept:  running several applications simultaneously on the same
 microcomputer and sharing information between multiple users.  The company
 will continue to pursue important alliances with recognized technology
 partners whose skills complement those of Prologue Software to continue to
 build its presence in the multi-user and Internet markets.
     Find more data on Prologue Software at
     GraphOn Corporation
     GraphOn, founded in 1982, 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. Its products include GO-Global, the world's first thin
 client X server for PCs running Microsoft Windows, and GO-Joe, the world's
 first thin client Java X server. 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.
     Find more data on GraphOn at
     GraphOn, GO-Joe, GO-Global, RapidX, and Thin X are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. in the USA and other countries.
     Prologue Software
     Prologue Software and WiNTimes are registered trademarks of Prologue
     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.
     Java and Sun
     Sun and Java are trademarks or registered trademark of Sun Microsystems,
 Inc. in the United States and other countries.
     Citrix, WinFrame, and ICA are trademarks or registered trademarks or
 Citrix Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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