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September 6, 1988

MIT HOSTS THE FIRST X WINDOW SYSTEM CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

By CBR Staff Writer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts hosted the first X Window System conference and exhibition last week, which attracted a better-than-expected attendance, with standing room only in the 1,350 capacity Kresge Auditorium for the keynote speech, by Alex Murrow of the Open Software Foundation: speculation centred on the choice of user interface to be selected by the Foundation and by X/Open Ltd by year end with Bob Ackerman hinting that a Presentation Manager-style interface was favoured by its members, although he said that with seven dual members, the two standards organisations would endeavour to select the same user interface.

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