MKS Toolkit Product Family

February 16, 2009

MKS Toolkit is a software package produced and maintained by MKS Inc. that provides a Unix-like environment for scripting, connectivity and porting Unix and Linux software to both 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows systems.

In 1999 MKS acquired a company based in Fairfax, Virginia, called Datafocus Inc. The Datafocus product NuTCRACKER had included the MKS Toolkit since 1994 as part of its Unix compatibility technology and hence the purchase was a natural fit for MKS.

Mixed environments can make for headaches, but diversity also does some good. Ask the companies harnessing heterogeneity for added power, performance, and flexibility–and the growth in business they bring. Instead of choosing between Windows and UNIX/Linux, organizations are opting for a mix of the two operating systems. But seamless cross-platform operation doesn’t happen on its own. Smoothing the rough spots between UNIX/Linux and Windows calls for high-quality tools that address all the usual development issues and ease transition to the 32 and 64-bit systems required. The MKS Toolkit products allow pure Windows users to automate routine tasks with scripting and increase productivity with file and text manipulation tools, batch search and replace tools, and scheduling interfaces. MKS also offers a variety of tools for porting from 32-bit UNIX and 64-bit UNIX environments – and most importantly, for porting from UNIX/Linux to Windows 64-bit operating environments and cross platform development tools. The MKS development toolkits are a feature rich environment with a comprehensive UNIX/Linux and Windows integration management scheme designed to manage Windows environments using UNIX commands and scripts.

PAISY, is ADP’s client/server application which manages all functions within the Personnel Payroll and Information System. As their customer’s began requesting a solution to run on the Windows platform, ADP chose MKS Toolkit to implement that solution.
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