Seen on Zdnet: "Will the latest Ubuntu distro finally provide a mainstream Windows alternative?"

John McCabe-Dansted gmatht at
Sun Apr 22 10:38:38 BST 2007

On 4/22/07, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at> wrote:
> > And the main use of X would have been running several copies of xterm so
> > you could use the command line interface....
> I thought it still was??
> * looks around innocently *

Nah, these days X is mainly used for running xclock and xeyes. People
switch back to linuxterms when they want to do real work. Given that
we now have aalib, there really is no need for proprietary software
such as MetroX.

John C. McCabe-Dansted
PhD Student
University of Western Australia

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