[TUHS] Early GUI on Linux

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Sun Feb 26 15:24:17 AEST 2023

On Sat, Feb 25, 2023 at 9:40 PM Theodore Ts'o <tytso at mit.edu> wrote:

> We just wanted to be able to have multiple xterms
> and Emacs windows.

In fact that's pretty much what I do to this day: I do everything in
terminals and do browsing etc. elsewhere.

At that point, X windows wasn't *flaky* per se, but rem If you got
> the calculations wrong, the image might not be stable, but that wasn't
> a software bug so much as it was a configuration error.

However, most configuration errors can't reduce your hardware to a useless
pile of junk, whereas older CRT monitors could definitely be destroyed if
the configuration was too far off nominal.
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