(NeWS) An elegant PostScript-based windowing environment, invented by James Gosling, the author of GOSMACS.
NeWS would almost certainly have won the standards war with the X Window System if it hadn’t been proprietary to Sun Microsystems. There is a lesson here that too many software vendors haven’t yet heeded. Communication is based on PostScript and server functions can be extended.
See also HyperNeWS, OpenWindows.
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[French ney-too] /French neɪˈtu/ noun 1. Pic de [French peek duh] /French pik də/ (Show IPA) a mountain in NE Spain: highest peak of the Pyrenees. 11,165 feet (3400 meters).
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