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Mex (Multiple exposure), the IRIS Window Manager, was "Silicon Graphics' original high-performance windowing system" used for its IRIS series of terminals and workstations running GL2, and for its IRIS 4D series of workstations running 4D1-1.0 through 4D1-2.3.



"Mex is typical of many early window systems in that the window manager (the policy) is inextricably linked with the window system (the mechanism)."


  • James Gosling, David S. H. Rosenthal, Michelle J. Arden (1989). The NeWS Book. Springer Verlag. p. 188. ISBN 978-0-387-969152
  • Silicon Graphics, Inc. (1987). IRIS User's Guide. Volume I. Version 4.0. Silicon Graphics, Inc. p. W-47. Document Number 007-1101-040

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