Re: [OT] Incredible world-wide transportation network
* Mark Allums <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008 Jul 17 19:55 -0500]:
> Nate Bargmann wrote:
>> I recall there was Desqview X out about that time. I'm not sure if it
>> had much to do with the X we now know and love.
> Yes, it did. It really wasn't Desqview at all, it was a program to turn
> you PC into an X terminal. I think it flopped as a product.
I suppose, then, that it required a host running X programs to display
on the PC based terminal much (or exactly) like remote X clients now.
I guess they figured "cheap" PC hardware would make a good X terminal.
> And when Win 3.0 came out, Desqview was dead, dead, dead. R.I.P.
I was running a VGA monitor and card at the time and it took me some
time to get used to the idea of "windows". I still prefered a full
screen DOS program even though Desqview handled them quite well as I
recall. At least as well as a PC XT clone could handle running two or
more programs at once.
I bought an "upgrade" copy of Win 3.1 in '93--fifteen years ago,
wow--and slowly aclimated to the idea of mutliple windows on the screen
which are now second nature, of course. I guess the pretty colors and
"fancy" graphics made it somewhat appealing.
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