In article <m0w7dGj-0004Q6C at uctmail2.uct.ac.za>,
Ed Rybicki <ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za> wrote:
> I could, of course, be persuaded otherwise if someone were to solve
> our X-Windows problem...?
If you plan to spend a *lot* of time in X, you can do a lot worse than
installing Linux on your PCs as well as their usual operating system.
I use a Linux box all the time to access our main SGI machine running
GCG, and reboot the machine into NT if I need to do some
word-processing or something.
If you need to run X software at the same time as Windows software,
Vista eXceed is OK, in my experience, although it costs $$$ of
course. I understand that the new version of OS/2 now includes an X
server as standard, and even if it doesn't, XFree86 (the free X server
developed for Linux and other free UNIX clones for PCs) has now been
ported to OS/2, so you can get a high quality X server cheaply that