LPC: Life after X
Posted Nov 7, 2010 20:00 UTC (Sun) by eru
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Windows and OS X users can use X remotely just as about as much as we can with Linux. They both can even host X clients... but you have to realize the fact that almost nobody does that may help indicate how little utility most people get from X Windows networking.
That is because using remote X11 apps on Windows (I have no Mac experiences) is highly painful, compared to doing the same thing on Linux. There are just too many impedance mismatches with the native window system, and you need add the huge X11 server software.
I expect the same thing would happen on Linux with a non-X11 "native" window system. Remote X11 (or running legacy X11 apps locally) would get a lot less convenient.
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