X-Server for PCs?

Dan Jacobson danj at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu
Fri Dec 11 14:37:47 EST 1992


Cornelius Krasel writes:

>is anybody of you aware of some piece of software which can open a
>connection to an X-host and runs under Windows 3.1? Public domain
>or shareware is preferred :-) (Specifically we think of
>something similar to MacX).


This is a FAQ sheet which is posted in comp.windows.x from time to time.
It's the most complete answer to the above question that I've ever seen.


Happy hunting,


Dan Jacobson


danj at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu


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     X Servers for DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Macs, and Amigas - NonUNIX
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                       November 1, 1992 - Volume 7.0
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AUTHOR:         Daniel J. McCoy
                Loral Space Information Systems
                Software Technology Branch
                Information Systems Directorate
                NASA/Johnson Space Center

POST MAIL:      NASA Mail Code PT4
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                Houston, Texas 77058

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This is a monthly guide of X servers that can be used on non-UNIX
networked machines to display X clients running on UNIX machines.  I
use the name UNIX loosely here.  I know others can run X.

The sources for this information come from many places:  the FAQ for
comp.windows.x, blurbs and info packets from the vendors, user manuals
for the products themselves, conversations with sales representatives,
personal experience, comp.windows.x articles, etc.

Please forward any corrections or updated to the above address.

This file is also available by anonymous ftp at:
        export.lcs.mit.edu[18.24.0.12] in /contrib/XServers-NonUNIX.txt.Z
        ftp.uwp.edu[131.210.1.4] in /pub/misc/XServers-NonUNIX.txt
        msdos.archive.umich.edu[141.211.164.153] in
                msdos/info/XServers-NonUNIX.txt and msdos/info/xnonunix.zip

X Servers for DOS:
        DESQview/X
        IBM X/Windows
        Micro X-DOS
        Micro X-lite
        PC DECWindows Motif V3.0
        PC X-Windows
        PC Xsight
        PC-XView
        SAGE 1280 Adapter and X Windows Display Server
        TeemTalk-X
        Vista-eXceed
        X Appeal
        Xinet X-Station
        Xnth
        XoftWare for DOS
        XoftWare for TIGA/DOS

X Servers Microsoft Windows:
        DESQview/X
        HCL-eXceed/W
        MicroX
        MultiView/X
        PC-XView
        Vista-eXceed
        X-One
        X11/AT
        XVision
        XoftWare
        eXodus for MS Windows

X Servers OS/2:
	IBM X-Windows for OS/2

X Servers Macintosh:
	eXodus
	MacX

X Servers Amiga:
        UNKNOWN
	X Window System Version 11 Release for the Amiga Computer

==X-Servers==X-Servers==X-Servers==X-Servers==X-Servers==X-Servers==X-Servers===
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
DESQview/X
==========
Vendor:
        Melinda
        Quarterdeck Office Systems, Inc.
        150 Pico Boulevard
        Santa Monica, CA 90405
        TEL: (310)392-9851
        FAX: (310)399-3802
Price:
        $275
Latest Version:
        1.0
CPU:
        386SX or higher (286 version available)
Memory:
        4 Mbytes
Operating System:
        DOS 3.0 or higher
        DR DOS 6 or higher
Mouse:
        optional - MS compatible pointing device
Graphics:
        EGA, VGA, Super VGA, 8514/A, or 256 color DGIS
Ethernet Card:

Network Software:

Disk Space:
        40 Mbyte hard drive
Features:
        incorporates X into the DESQview multi-tasking DOS environment
        adds a graphical 3D look and feel to DESQview
        gives users a choice of window managers (look and feels)
        provides a growth path from character mode DOS to industry standard
                graphical user interfaces
        runs most regular DOS applications
        runs DOS Extended applications up to 4Gbytes
        can display DOS applications within graphical windows
        multitasks DOS applications and X Clients either locally or remotely
        provides a simple port of applications from other X systems to
                DESQview/X and vice versa
        gives developers a choice of application appearances, based on toolkit
                chosen
        supports toolkits that provide features required by developers such as
                push buttons, scrollbars, pop up dialogue boxes, etc.
        Adobe Type Manager for scalable fonts and scalable DOS windows
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
IBM X/Windows
=============
Vendor:
        IBM
        part #5765-025
Price:

Latest Version:
        2.1
CPU:

Memory:

Operating System:
        DOS
Mouse:

Graphics:

Ethernet Card:

Network Software:

Disk Space:

Features:

===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
Micro X-DOS
===========
Vendor:
        StarNet Communications Corporation
        3073 Lawrence Expressway
        Santa Clara, CA 95051
        TEL: (408)739-0881
        FAX: (408)739-0936
        micro-x at starnet.com
Prices:
        $345.00 1 unit
        $250.00 2-24 units (greater discount for larger quantities)
        upgrades at 25% of original price
        educational discount of 10%
Latest Version:
        1.50
CPU:
        386, 486
Memory:
        2 Mbytes
Operating System:
        DOS 3.1 or higher
Mouse:
        2 or 3 button mouse with MS compatible driver
Graphics:
        Ahead(V5000)
        ATI(18800)
        Everex(VP VGA)
        Genoa(6400)
        Paradise(900C00/11/30)
        STB(EM-16)
        Trident(8800CS)
        Tseng Labs(ET-3000-4000)
        Video7(HT208 V7VGA)
        Western Digital(900C00/11/30)
        ZyMOS(Poach51)
        and others
Ethernet Card:
        3Com/3C501/503/505/523
        3Com EtherLink/MC
        Cabletron 1-2-3000
        Micom-Interlan NI5010-5210
        Western Digital WD80003E
        Novell NE-1000/2000
        National Semiconductor
        boards that have their own packet driver from manufacturer
Network Software Included:
        StarNet TCP/IP (integrated)
Network Software Supported:
        Beame & Whiteside - BW-TCP
        FTP Software - PC/TCP
        Sun - PC-NFS
Disk Space:
        3 Mbytes (9 Mbytes for all fonts)
        5-1/4 1.2 Mbyte or 3-1/2 1.44 Mbyte needed
Features:
        Fast cursor tracking
        NCSA FTP (File Transfer)
        NCSA Telnet (Network Virtual Terminal)
        X-Authorization
        Intelligent installation program
        TCP/IP built-in
        286 can have 8 mono or 6 color clients
        386 can have 15+ mono or 10+ color clients
        Support Motif, OPEN LOOK, and DEC
        Clarkson (Crynwr) packet drivers
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
Micro X-lite
============
Vendor:
        StarNet Communications Corporation
        3073 Lawrence Expressway
        Santa Clara, CA 95051
        TEL: (408)739-0881
        FAX: (408)739-0936
        micro-x at starnet.com
Prices:
        $49.00
Latest Version:
        1.50
CPU:
        286, 386, 486
Memory:
        640 Kbytes
Operating System:
        DOS 3.1 or higher
Mouse:
        2 or 3 button mouse with MS compatible driver
Graphics:
        standard VGA 648x480
Ethernet Card:
        3Com/3C501/503/505/523
        3Com EtherLink/MC
        Cabletron 1-2-3000
        Micom-Interlan NI5010-5210
        Western Digital WD80003E
        Novell NE-1000/2000
        National Semiconductor
        boards that have their own packet driver from manufacturer
Network Software Included:
        StarNet TCP/IP (integrated)
Network Software Supported:
        Beame & Whiteside - BW-TCP
        FTP Software - PC/TCP
        Sun - PC-NFS
Disk Space:
        2 Mbytes
        5-1/4 1.2 Mbyte or 3-1/2 1.44 Mbyte needed
Features:
        Fast cursor tracking
        NCSA FTP (File Transfer)
        NCSA Telnet (Network Virtual Terminal)
        X-Authorization
        Intelligent installation program
        TCP/IP built-in
        286 can have 8 mono or 6 color clients
        386 can have 15+ mono or 10+ color clients
        Support Motif, OPEN LOOK, and DEC
        Clarkson (Crynwr) packet drivers
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
PC DECWindows Motif V3.0
========================
Vendor:
        Dennis Giokas
        PC DECWindows Development
        Digital Equipment Corporation
        30 Porter Rd.
        Littleton, MA 01460
Price:

Latest Version:
        V3.0
CPU:
        286, 386
Memory:
        up to 15 Mbytes
Operating System:
        MS-DOS
Mouse:
        any pointing device with MS Mouse V6.0 or later interface
Graphics:
        EGA (16 color and mono)
        MCGA
        VGA (16 color and mono)
        enhanced VGA (800x600 16 color and mono)
        8514/A (1024x768 16/256 color)
        pseudo color visual
Ethernet Card:

Network Software:
        TCP/IP and DECnet
Disk Space:

Features:
        X11 Release 4 server
        integrated virtual memory manager
        standard IBM-compatible keyboards and Digital's LK250
        Session manager client integrated into the server
        suspend session feature to run DOS commands
        Font Compiler for Adobe Bitmap Distribution files
        KEYSYM compiler to customize the keyboard for default KEYCODE to KEYSYM
                mappings; over 70 pre-defined keyboard mapping files
        Configuration utility to define hardware environment and user
                preferences
        supports DECnet and TCP/IP.  Available from DEC.
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS==DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===DOS===
PC-XView
========
Vendor:
        Network Computing Devices Inc.
        PC-Xdivision
        9590 SW Gemini Drive
        Beaverton, OR  97005
        TEL: (800)800-9599, (503)641-2200
        FAX: (503)643-8642

        There are also 15 NCD technical and sales offices around the United
                States and other international offices
Price:
        PC-Xview for DOS      $445.00 for 1  $1780.00 for 5
        Annual Maintenance    $150.00 for 1   $450.00 for 5
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