> To run X on a PC, you'll need a PC X Server-- there are several on
> the market. We've had good luck with Hummingbird's and Reflection's,
> though I'm sure there are other good ones out there.
XVision from Visionware in california and PC-Xware are two others.
visionware is up to 5.x and is 32 bit. don't know if others are 16 or 32
but i'm sure they're all moving to 32.
Quote:> Be careful when you do price comparisons, the cheaper server may actually
> require additional products from the same company. And the installation
> is probably not something you want to leave to the average (naive) PC
> user. Since most of the PC X servers run under Windows ( and use the
> windows API), a lot of extensions are NOT supported (the Pex library
> comes to mind, there are probably more).
yeah, prices can be misleading and installation can be kinda tricky, but
configuration and setting up clients is (in my experience) the real
problem. note that they will have to have the server software running as
a tsr (some may have a dll) in order to receive a window. this is a
common problem. the user may have set everything up right and sent the
appropriate commands but will not have his server listening to receive.
the client will be sending but to no avail.
Quote:> Presumambly (since they are logging on already with telnet), they have
> the TCP/IP stuff on their PCs-- so you are covered in that area.
some may also require sockets and/or a command or two in their
autoexec.bat. if the pc user is relatively smart and the sysadmin for the
unix/x machine isn't, the pc user may be able to get into places they're
not supposed to. however, that's the sysadmin's problem. you might want
to tell them that you're hooking people up using x, although they should
already have some sort of security in place.