Attachmate Delivers First Emulator Certified for Windows Vista
Published: November 14, 2006
by Alex Woodie
Unless you've been living in a cave for the last two weeks, you're probably aware that Microsoft is very close to shipping the next release of its client operating system, Windows Vista. This means that all the users of client-server solutions need to consider how they're going to support Vista, and on what timeline. If you're in a hurry, a good bet might be Attachmate, which beat everybody to market with the first Vista-compliant terminal emulator.
Last week, Attachmate announced general availability of EXTRA! X-treme version 9, a new release of its terminal emulation solution for accessing iSeries, mainframe, and Unix applications from Windows desktops. According to the company, EXTRA! X-treme version 9 was not only the first emulator to achieve certification for Windows Vista, but the first software product period to gain the honor.
Attachmate says the new version 9 release will take advantage of many new Vista features, including, perhaps most importantly, the new User Account Control (UAC) feature, which is designed to reduce the instances of applications and users running with full administrator-level privileges. The new release also supports Vista's new anti-spyware coalition policies, new Windows error reporting features, and the new restart manager, the company says.
Seattle-based Attachmate is the biggest independent developer of terminal emulation solutions for iSeries outside of IBM.