X window server

Andy Law Andy.Law at bbsrc.ac.uk
Wed Nov 29 11:23:44 EST 1995


In article <fitz-2911950859050001 at carlf-mac.cbl.cees.edu>,
fitz at cbl.cees.edu (Carl Fitz) wrote:

 >  I'm looking for a new X Window server for the Macintosh.  We currently use
 >  a very old (slow) version of MacX.   Sometime in the past I've seen a
 >  recommendation for a product with the name of something like White
 >  Lightning.  
 >  
 >  Input from anyone with knowledge of the product name and company, or other
 >  recommendations, would be appreciated.
 >  


Current version of MacX is supposedly 1.5, although I haven't seen it myself.
Version 1.2 works acceptably well in my experience.

Alternatives are:-

MachTen. A full blown UNIX for the Mac. Commercial and about 360 UK pounds (68K)
         or 500 pounds (PowerMac)

eXodus.  From White Pine Software.

I have used eXodus and it works well, but I just preferred MacX for some
reason that I can't put my finger on. It just _feels_ nicer.

Andy Law
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