Running GCG on a PC

gquinn gquinn at com1.med.usf.edu
Mon Feb 6 01:07:38 EST 1995

R. Doelz wrote:
> am I missing the point?

Probably not, Reinhard. The point that I'm trying to make is mainly for PC
users; Solaris 2.4 X86 runs on a PC (it's a UNIX operating system)
but is now notably extremely successful in running both UNIX and 
MS-Windows applications simultaneously via its WABI Windows emulator
which comes free with the OS. It would also (probably!) allow the running
of GCG locally, which may be of use to those of us who are not
blessed with the grade A network communications required to run
any type of X-windows applications remotely efficiently, or people who 
do not have a significant server machine (like a SparcStation) to run
the GCG distribution on. X86 will also run as a server.

I could run GCG on a laptop without needing to make
serious code hacks. Additionally, since X86 Solaris is now only $99 a pop,
the whole thing is viable. (whether that would be generally useful
is something else!). Just thought it was worth mentioning.

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