USL Releases UNIX SVR4 for MIPS RISC Platform
UNIX System Laboratories, Inc. has announced UNIX SVR4
for MIPS RISC
microprocessor systems. The MIPS hardware reference
platform is the
Sony Microsystems NEWS 3200 Series Laptop workstation.
At a recent
meeting, the MIPS SVR4 Interest Group (MSIG) steering
the new reference product and platform.
The reference port is compatible with the "big
SVR4 Applications Binary Interface, supported by AT&T,
Prime, Pyramid, Siemens-Nixdoft, Sony Microsystems,
and Tandem. All
have committed to MIPS-based computer systems compliant
SVR4 MIPS ABI. SVR4 MIPS ABI compliant applications
should run on
systems from all these corporations in binary form without
The MIPS SVR4 reference product and a MIPS SVR4 application
interface (ABI) are key steps for the MIPS chip as an
for open computing. The MIPS UNIX SVR4 reference port
by Pyramid Technology with contributions from Sony Microsystems.
For more information contact UNIX System Laboratories,
River Road, Summit, NJ 07901-1400, (908) 522-6264.
Baseline Software Announces Password Screening Package
Baseline Software's Password Coach subjects user-chosen
to 45 different strength tests. When users select difficult-to-guess
passwords, the software is user-transparent; if users
passwords, the package engages them in a password construction
until a strong password is created.
Password Coach ensures that users avoid passwords from
word "weak password" dictionary, as well as
other weak passwords,
such as common names, biographical and place names,
and technical terms. Password Coach also screens for
to context-sensitive and brute force password guessing,
such as anagrams
of the user-ID, reversed dictionary words, and alphabetical
The weak password dictionary can be customized and source
available. Turn- key licenses range from $795 to $2,500,
licenses range from $5,000 to $27,000. For information
Software, P.O. Box 1219, Sausalito, CA 94966, (800)
UNIX System V Roadmap Provides Planning Schedules and Requirements
UNIX International (UI) has released the UNIX System
V Roadmap which
reflects an agreement between UI, its members, and USL
on open systems
technology directions for the next three years. The
the system software requirements specified by the UI-ATLAS
Roadmap highlights include SVR4.1DT (desktop) and SVR4.2
multiprocessing implementation of UNIX System V with
API, based on UNIX SVR4.1 Enhanced Security Base), and
transaction processing, distributed computing, and system
(a complete object-based Distributed System Management
management applications: Backup and Restore, Print Services,
Installation, Startup and Shutdown, User and Group Management).
To obtain a copy, contact UNIX International, 20 Waterview
Parsippany, NJ 07054, (800) 848-6495 or (201) 263-8400.
Modern Office Systems Technology Announces MenuAgent Manager Release 3.0
MenuAgent Manager combines MenuAgent, FormAgent, MuUSEC,
Access, and a desktop manager into an integrated user
system for standard terminals. The new release incorporates
adaptation of FormAgent with an improved MenuAgent interface.
Manager requires 1Mb disk space and 100-200Kb RAM per
For pricing and other information contact Modern Office
Technology, Inc., 6006- B Mechanicsville Pike, Mechanicsville,
23111, (804) 730-1467.
Applied Information Systems Releases Xess Spreadsheet for DEC OSF/1
Applied Information Systems designed its Xess spreadsheet
for the X Window/Motif environment supported by DEC
OSF/1. The Xess
Connections API allows client/server applications to
share both data
and control with the spreadsheet.
Xess supports extended functions including matrix operations,
transforms, multiple regressions, linear equation solving,
statistics. Xess can exchange data and commands with
other X Window
programs, local or remote.
Xess is priced at $695 for single-user licenses. For
Applied Information Systems, Inc., 500 Eastowne Dr.,
NC 27514, (800) 654-2596 or (919) 942-7801.
Revolutionary Software Ships Visual RDBMS Interface
The /rdbX interface from Revolutionary Software runs
on SPARC systems
under OpenLook, and supports X terminals, display servers,
managers. /rdbX includes pop-up menus, validated screen
query by form, and automatic command generation.
The database engine for /rdbX is Revolutionary's /rdb
UNIX command syntax and shell prompts, rather than requiring
For information contact Revolutionary Software, 131
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1035, (800) 736-6229; FAX (408)
Metro Link Releases Metro-X X11.5 V2.0
Metro Link's Metro-X X11.5 V2.0 is an implementation
of the X Window
System releases 11.4 and 11.5 from M.I.T., and is available
Systems, AT&T, SCO UNIX System V/386, UNIX SVR4,
and VenturCom's Venix.
Metro-X X11.5's new features include a font server,
device-independent color (the X Color Management System,
and 3D graphics with the PHIGS Extension to X (PEX).
For pricing, upgrade, and other information contact
(305) 970-7353; FAX (305) 970-7351; Internet email@example.com.
Century Software Announces TinyTERM for X Window
TinyTERM for X Window is a terminal emulation program
improve on the standard X11R3 or X11R4 Xterm. TinyTERM
terminals, including Wyse 60 and SCO Color Console.
The TinyTERM license agreement permits up to five users
to share one
copy of the software, priced at $295 for SCO Open Desk
Top and $395
for Sun SPARC. For information contact Century Software,
New Version of ArchiText
Interactive Software Engineering has started shipping
their language sensitive text editor for UNIX. Version
multiple editing windows and online help.
For information contact Interactive Software Engineering,
Road, Suite 7, Goleta, CA 93117, (805) 685-1006; FAX