X-Windows on the Mac

smith at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu smith at mcclb0.med.nyu.edu
Sat Aug 22 10:08:16 EST 1992


In article <9208211916.AA18797 at darwin.sfbr.org>, bdyke at DARWIN.SFBR.ORG (Bennett Dyke) writes:
> Does anybody know of software that will enable the Macintosh to
> emulate an X-terminal?

We have just tried eXodus from White Pine.  By and large it is very good.  
Also, it works nicely in color! (I was not able to get MacX working in color, 
but that is not saying much necessarily...).  I particularly like the Motif-
style rootless windows.  It really needs a Mac with lots of memory (they
recommend 4mb to run DECwindows, and I agree, but you can get by with 3mb: 
dedicated to eXodus, that is, if you only want 1-2 windows on the screen. 
Finally you need a big screen: the 13" one is just too little space to get 
more than one window on and have rrom for anything more...  WE intend to run 
on ci's with 20mb memory and 20" screens.  It should be great: on a Quadra it 
should be spectacular!

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