Why run XWindows on top of MS Windows?

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Thu Oct 26 17:15:00 GMT 2000

> > >Sorry, this questions cannot be included in FAQ, it is too
> > redumentary.
> >
> > This is precisely the type of basic question that should be
> > in an FAQ - they
> > are for use by experienced users and newbies.
> Read my Second answer.  This question cannot be part of FAQ.
> Because it is covered at many places on the Internet and
> we provide pointers to some of them at our FAQ.
> Suhaib

I think the basic reasoning is useful to have present. (Not the details,
just something like

X-Windows is ..... (already there).

Why use X-Windows on Win32?
a) show the output of programs running on unix machines or remote
b) Make porting Unix programs to windows easier by providing 100%
compatible GUI environment, so no "porting" layer for the GUI is needed.


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