Why run XWindows on top of MS Windows?

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Thu Oct 26 18:22:00 GMT 2000

Ooops. I should really read *all* my mail before replying. Please ignore
my post as of 2 minutes ago - I hadn't seen this one from you. I will
include a) and b) in the FAQ soon.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suhaib Siddiqi [ mailto:ssiddiqi@inspirepharm.com ]
> Sent: Friday, 27 October 2000 11:38 AM
> To: Suhaib Siddiqi; cygwin-xfree@sources.redhat.com
> Subject: RE: Why run XWindows on top of MS Windows?
> >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?
> To
> >a) show the output of programs running on unix machines or remote
> >sservers
> >b) Make porting Unix programs to windows easier by providing 100%
> >compatible GUI environment, so no "porting" layer for the 
> GUI is needed.
> >Rob
> OK, point a) and b) are fine to include in FAQ the way you wrote.  
> But http://www.rahul.net/kenton has a huge number documents 
> devoted to X on
> Win32. If a User follows that link from Q.2 from FAQ, he 
> would find answers
> to why use Xon Win32 and why use MOTIF on Win32.
> Suhaib

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