= N =
NeWS /nee'wis/, /n[y]oo'is/ or /nyooz/ n.
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).
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.