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THE 2004-2005 STUDENT EDITION IS NOW AVAILABLE.
Be sure to read the latest information concerning
ADDENDA, ERRATA, and UPDATES.
(last addition was made: September 14, 2004)
This page links you to documents that describe how to obtain, install,
customize and use Hummingbird Communication, Ltd.'s Exceed software at
the University of Delaware. Exceed is a software package that allows
you to use X-based graphical applications (usually running on a remote
server, such as the University's composer machines) from a Microsoft
As an alternative
to Exceed, the free
software package Cygwin, which includes
an X11 implementation, can be downloaded free of charge and reproduces most
(if not all) of the features that the average Exceed user will need.
No official support is provided for Cygwin by User Services but it may
prove to be an acceptable alternative, especially for students who do not
wish to pay for a yearly Exceed license. If you are interested in trying
Cygwin/X out, refer to these installation
- The current version of Exceed is version 10, but version 9 is
currently in distribution for faculty and staff. To obtain a
copy of Exceed, follow the appropriate instructions below:
- If you've already obtained the CD (or downloaded the software),
to install the software.
- Exceed requires some initial configuration in order to tailor it
to your specific uses and preferences. If you are not familiar
with Exceed's settings, you'll probably want to follow the
configuring Exceed, which detail the settings
recommended by IT staff for use at UD. These are only
recommended settings, and may or may not be suitable for
your particular uses.
- After installing and configuring Exceed, we recommend that you
customize your UNIX account
on the University's central UNIX systems (Copland, Strauss, Mahler).
- A final document,
How to Use Exceed,
gives some basic information and tips on using Exceed.
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Last revised: September 14, 2004