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PC Quest: Unix Through Windows

Jun 24, 1999, 19:45 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Did you know that you can access and run Unix apps directly from your Windows desktop?

"That's right! You can work in a good old X Window terminal right alongside your spreadsheet in Windows. If you have a Unix system on your network, you can make it accessible to all your Windows users. No Unix installation hassles, no need to configure X Window on individual machines.

"You need a Unix machine running the X Window system on your network, and X Server software for Windows. Several of these are available on the Net, free."

"X is based on client-server architecture. That is, X is split into X Client and X Server. These two components are usually, but not always, on one computer. Thus, the X Server can be on one computer and the X Client on another, communicating with each other over a network."

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