Re: replacing X Window System !

From: linux-os (Dick Johnson)
Date: Wed May 17 2006 - 11:30:25 EST

On Wed, 17 May 2006 Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx wrote:

> On Wed, 17 May 2006 11:09:38 EDT, Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx said:
>> Totalling it up:
>> 11984127 359976 85608 12429711
>> Yowza. 124 *meg*.
> 12.4 (slipped a decimal pint). But still.
>>> But that would greatly simplify the whole system.
>> Yeah, adding 124 meg to a 4.2M kernel will simplify it...
> Still quadruples the size and even worse on complexity...

The X window system was an excellent design
that just isn't used properly if you really
need a high security environment. All you
need is a "display machine" that runs X.
The high-security machine doesn't run X,
it just runs the X-Window programs after
setting the proper DISPLAY environment string.
The I/O for these programs will run over
the network to your display machine. The
network can be a dedicated wire from dedicated
controllers if you are all freaked out about

The combination of a display machine with
nothing important on it, plus the connected
high-security machine makes for a no-compromise
situation, but certainly more expensive than
running a single machine.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version on an i686 machine (5592.89 BogoMips).
New book:

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