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What is the best X-window server for PC/Macs

Tim Cutts tjrc1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
Wed Nov 5 13:11:05 EST 1997


In article <345FA061.987515B8 at bilbo.bio.purdue.edu>,
Phillip San Miguel  <pmiguel at bilbo.bio.purdue.edu> wrote:
>I would like to use the WPI feature of GCG ver. 8, but our lab uses only
>Macs and PCs to access the VAX running GCG.  Are there good X-window
>server programs that would allow me to use WPI?

The very best that I have used is the X that comes with Linux, for
either the PC or Powermacs, but that's almost certainly not the
solution you are after, although it does have the plus that it's free
as well as good.

In my experience MacX is hard to use, and not that wonderful.  White
Pine's eXodus is much better, and I'd recommend that heartily.

For Windows, eXceed is king of the castle (I'm using it at the
moment), but Micro-X's XWin-32 is good enough for GCG work and a lot
cheaper.

If you have any machines running OS/2, there is a port of the Linux X
server that runs on it, and that will cost you nothing.

Tim.





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