Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 25755
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/03/26 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2002/9/2-4 [Computer/HW/CPU, Computer/SW/OS/OsX] UID:25755 Activity:high
9/2     Is there a free X-server for M$-Windows?
        \_ Try XFree86 for cygwin.
             \_ cygwin is really slow on my pentium 133. Will X be slow too?
                I know, it's time to get a new computer, but I'm waiting to
                see what happens with osX.
                \_ Um, what's *not* gonna be slow on a p133?
                    \_ windows 95 and Linux-XFree86 3.3.6, which brings up
                       another question: what ways are there to speed up
                       Xfree86 4.2.0?
                \_ You're going to be waiting a long time for x86/osx if that's
                   what you're looking for.  You'll still be forced to buy
                   over priced apple hardware to run it.
                      \_ I'm not waiting for x86/osx. Apple wants control
                         of everything. It won't happen. I'm waiting to
                         see if Apple improves Aqua. to the point of it not
                         making me puke.
                         \_ Uhm, if its puke now, what are the odds they're
                            going to change it so radically you'll suddenly
                            love a refit version with some bug fixes and extra
                            "we love steve!" subliminals in the icons?
        \_ XManager. not free, but low cost. still works for "free" even
           after the trial period.
        \_ not a direct answer to your question... but on you
           should be able to download Exceed for free... check
           \_ only if you have a calnet id
                \_ a what?  -alum
        \_ Micro-Images X-server $25 free for mac
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10/14   2 apache 2.0.52 servers running on Linux boxes.  Identical httpd.conf
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A Professional X Server for Windows MicroImages maintains MI/X as the X Server for its line of 29 TNT products, so you will find MI/X a stable and robust performer. With MI/X you can: * Use your PCs as X terminals in a network environment -- MI/X works fine as an X terminal emulator. MI/X works fine there, too -- after all, that's why MicroImages developed MI/X in the first place. Sorry, 38 no upgrades for single unit licenses purchased before 1 January 2003. In Windows Desktop mode each X client window will appear as a separate window intermixed with any Microsoft windows which are also open. All MS Windows icons, taskbar, and other desktop features are still available on this rootless desktop. In X Desktop mode a large X window is opened at the size you specify which can be smaller, equal to, or much larger than the resolution supported by your display board (see below for virtual X Desktop operation). All your X client windows will then appear on this X Desktop. Since MI/X is simply another Microsoft Windows application, If you want to access your Windows desktop you can iconify this large X window or use any of the other methods provided by Windows. All the X client windows you open can then be positioned anywhere on this virtual desktop. Your monitors view area can be repositioned instantly to any position on this virtual desktop using scroll bars or the small auxiliary Workspace Overview window which automatically appears when you set up a virtual X Desktop. The illustrations below show how MicroImages uses this virtual X Desktop or workspace to view images and other map data much larger than the monitor and how the Workspace Overview window provides a synoptic view of the X client windows on this desktop and the interactive tools to move your real view over them. It also provides a means to calibrate the scale of the real view, set the background color of the desktop, toggle on and off the Overview window, the title bar, and so on. TrueType fonts are presented to the X client as iso10646-1 (Unicode), which means that X clients get access to the full range of glyphs in the fonts. This is illustrated by some of MicroImages use of TrueType fonts in connection with our other TNT professional products. If your MS Windows is running spanning several monitors then MI/X will also span across them as illustrated below with results from other MicroImages TNT professional products.
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