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FreeOS.com: Guide to X-terminal setup

Oct 26, 2000, 08:31 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sarup)

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"X-Terminals are a great way to revive your old machine or make your diskless workstation that much more productive. StarOffice 5.2 may not run on your 486, but you can run it off another machine and export the display to your monitor."

"The dusty old machine lying in the corner can be revived with Linux. But when it comes to more memory hungry apps like Netscape and StarOffice then you're at a loss. If however, you have a Linux machine on your network with bigger hardware then you're in luck. Make that the X server and designate the low end machine as the X client."

"The X-terminal concept is essentially like telneting into a machine and then running some application there. All the working is done on the machine that you are connecting to but the display is shown on your machine. That just gives you access to console mode text applications, whereas an X-Terminal setup will give you access to the entire range of GUI applications. All applications will be run on the server but the display will be exported to your computer. The machine that you setup as the X terminal just serves as a display. This setup works very well with diskless workstations and older computers."

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