SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- StarNet Communications Corp., a leading publisher of Windows-to-UNIX/Linux connectivity software, announced the addition of industry-first capabilities in Version 5.4 of its top-rated X- Win32 PC X server. The new X-Admin32 tool allows Windows users with no previous UNIX or Linux experience to run even the most sophisticated CAD and CAE applications on powerful UNIX and Linux host systems. A new automated Error Logging feature further enhances StarNet's free tech support program. X-Admin32 enables companies to provide Windows users with easy access to UNIX and Linux software, from word processing and other business applications to high-end IC design tools, explained Steven Schoch, Chief Executive Officer of StarNet. "X-Admin32 eliminates the need to teach Windows users how to set up sessions on remote hosts. End users without any prior knowledge of UNIX or Linux can now instantly work productively with X Windows-based applications." X-Admin32 allows managers to create sessions to UNIX and Linux servers and save those sessions, including all preferred settings, to a file. The file can be emailed to Windows users or placed in a shared folder on the local area network. Simply double-clicking the attachment will install the sessions on the user's computer. Running the sessions from X-Win32 will display the UNIX/Linux applications up on the user's Windows desktop. "By making UNIX and Linux transparent to the user, companies can leverage the cost and performance advantages of UNIX and Linux throughout their enterprise. Since many X Windows applications offer the same look-and-feel as Windows software, users will immediately work productively with these programs," Schoch said. X-Admin32 is the first tool of its kind in the PC X server market, within which X-Win32 ranked as the top-rated X server for Windows computers in a recent performance comparison published in Network Computing Magazine. Another first-of-a-kind feature included in Version 5.4 is an "Error Logging" capability. Users experiencing problems with an X Windows application can turn on the Error Logging feature which captures all system activity up to the point of failure. The data is saved as a file that can be emailed to an internal help desk or to StarNet's support staff for review. Error Logging will enable StarNet to further improve its technical support services which is provided at no cost to customers for the life of their licenses, explained Daniel Lam, who manages StarNet's Technical Support program. "Data from Error Logs help us determine quickly if we are dealing with a simple configuration issue or a bug. In either case, our turn-around time on providing solutions will be greatly reduced with this new feature." Download and Try X-Win32 Version 5.4 can be downloaded from www.starnet.com/version54-trial.html. A 2-month trial license is available from this page. Fast, Friendly and Affordable X-Win32 offers high-speed SSH, RSH, REXEC and XDMCP connections between Windows desktop computers and UNIX/Linux host systems, including Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, HP/UX, Red Hat, SuSE, Caldera, Mandrake and others. X-Win32 provides intuitive point-and-click access from Windows-based desktops to Linux and UNIX servers. Last year, X-Win32 became the first PC X Server to offer fully integrated SSH functionality by allowing users to set up secure connections between their PC and Host. Support for complex 3-D OpenGL applications was also added in 2001. X-Win32 was rated as the "Best PC X Server" in an independent performance comparison of nine PC X server products published in Network Computing Magazine ( http://www.starnet.com/company/numberone.htm ). X-Win32 lists at US$249.00 with volume discounts available for commercial, government and educational users. StarNet offers a concurrent (floating) network license that further reduces customers' cost per seat. X-Win32 licenses include tech support for the life of the license and includes free upgrade coverage for all full and patch releases issued within a year from the date of purchase. About StarNet Communications (www.StarNet.com and www.x-solutions.com) Located in Silicon Valley, StarNet develops and markets PC X server software for networked PCs in multi-platform corporate, educational and government organizations. StarNet's line of X-Win32 PC X server products offer cost-effective X terminal emulation on networked Windows-based PCs and workstations. StarNet also offers other platform interoperability solutions from its X-Solutions web site. StarNet was founded in 1989 and became one of the first companies to build its marketing and sales operations around the Internet. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X23331718
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