StarNet Communications Corporation was founded in 1989 and incorporated in 1990 by engineers working part-time out of their home. The  corporate mission was to create and market powerful, yet affordable PC-X server products for corporate, education and government markets.

The first X Server product, MicroX, was launched in 1991. It enabled users of 286 and 386-based Intel systems to access the X Window System from their personal computers. Quite possibly, StarNet was the first company to base its entire business model on the Internet, because in 1991, the Internet was mostly used by universities and government agencies. As a result, and aided by its low cost, simplicity and focus on the X server functionality, X-Win32 quickly became popular in these sectors.

StarNet has grown its market share by bringing a steady stream of innovations to the market, starting in 2000 with integrating SSH and most recently with FastX which allows users to access their remote Linux and Unix desktop through standard PC browsers. FastX also offers the ability to Suspend/Resume sessions.


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