>> if X applications don't care about working remotely, then they *DONT*, because they do too many round-trips, [...] I have tried to use X remotely a few times, but it simply isn't usable for most things other than emacs and xterm.
> On a LAN this is just plain wrong.
Thanks for the creative editing.
Let me fill in the "[...]" you snipped out of my original message:
>which becomes deadly over a network with more than a few ms RTT
Hey, guess what! On a LAN, you won't have more than a few ms RTT!
Now try running those apps when you're working at home, a few miles away real-space, and 50ms away RTT.