Unix Files (was Re: Xerox

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <gram_at_cnct.com>
Date: Thu Dec 17 22:59:47 1998

Zane H. Healy wrote:
> >ObCC: Does anybody remember a nice small GUI that came out for Unix around
> >the same time as X? I think it was called MGR, or something like that.
> Yep, MGR was from Bellcore labs. It was the first GUI I used on Linux,
> since initially the requirements were to draconian to run X (actually I
> think MGR was running on Linux before X).
> Kind of cool, but it was slow. I put it on a 386sx/16 laptop w/4Mb RAM
> thinking that it would be faster than X. Turns out that using the 'Mini-X'
> distribution that used to be available that X was faster for what I needed
> to do (preview DVI files).

MGR continues to be popular on surviving AT&T 3B1 and 7300 Unix PCs.
Took a small hardware mod to run it, but it's been stable for years.
Since the Unix PC can't be upgraded to enough RAM to make X useable.
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