:NeWS: /nee'wis/, /n[y]oo'is/ or /n[y]ooz/ n. [acronym; the `Network Window System'] The road not taken in window systems, an elegant PostScript -based environment that would almost certainly have won the standards war with X if it hadn't been proprietary to Sun Microsystems. There is a lesson here that too many software vendors haven't yet heeded. Many hackers insist on the two-syllable pronunciations above as a way of distinguishing NeWS from Usenet news (the netnews software).

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