Two questions about the 3b1
yong at pupthy.princeton.edu
Wed May 29 07:07:58 AEST 1991
-Don't count on it!
- X-Windows is great if you have MIPS and RAM and disk capacity to
-spare. According to a recent Unix Week artical (13 May, 1991 p55) the
-minimum functional X-Windows system needs 4MIPS. We get about 1MIPS out
-of the well loved 3b1. It goes on the say that a networked X-Manager needs
-approximately "1/2 to 1 gigabyte of additional fileserver diskspace..." for
-swapping. Call me kooky, but the 67meg 3b1 limit looks a bit puny in
-comparison. To top it all off, the stated RAM requirements look to be about
-16meg for X11R4.
- What I suppose this all amounts to is that the 3b1 was never intended
-to run X-Windows, nor was X-Windows written in anticipation of use on a 3b1.
Well, I know it is very hard to make X working on 3b1, but maybe
I am missing something here. On the Macintosh, the MacX application is
about 1-2 Meg, and it runs on a MacII with 2M (barely though). Huge programs
like mathematica also runs fine on a MacII, the application even fit in
a 720K floppy. It is still hard for me to believe 4M/67M is not enough to
run X ...
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