New lab seeks computing advice

Cornelius Krasel krasel at
Tue Nov 23 03:41:48 EST 1993

Matt Harrington (mbh at sdphu1.uucp) wrote:

: Hello!

[stuff about VMS/UNIX deleted]

: We'd like to get a few Macs to run Word, Excel, etc.  Has anyone had
: a good experience running MacX to emulate an X terminal?  It seems 
: painfully slow.  What are the arguments in favor of having PCs
: that run Windows or NT?  How about PCs and LINUX?

I agree with you on MacX: it is one of the worst programs I have ever
seen for the Mac. Unfortunately I have never seen any of the other
X server programs for the Mac (look in the X FAQ for a list) so I can't
comment on them. What is a really impressive program, though, is eXceed
(I think that's the name :-) for PCs which implements an X server under
Windows. I guess that you will need a 486 for adequate speed, though.


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