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Your Questions About X11 Mac

May 15, 2013

Robert asks…

Where can you get easytoon for a mac?

Administrator answers:

Check out the forum here:
You will need direct X11 for it to work.

Jenny asks…

what is the difference between terminal services and thin client?

Administrator answers:

Terminal Services or Terminal Server Edition (TSE) is a component of Microsoft Windows NT operating systems (both client and server versions) that allows a user to access applications or data stored on a remote computer over a network connection. Terminal Services is Microsoft’s take on server centric computing, which allows individual users to access network resources easily.

Based on the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Terminal Services was first introduced in Windows NT 4.0 (Terminal Server Edition). The products Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server and Windows Server 2003 have introduced several improvements and new features. Microsoft used Terminal Services in Windows XP for the Remote Assistance feature. Windows XP (Professional Edition only) includes a single-user Terminal License using the Remote Desktop feature.

Microsoft provides the client software Remote Desktop Connection (formerly called Terminal Services Client), available for most 32-bit versions of their Windows operating systems and Apple’s Mac OS X, that allows a user to connect to a server running Terminal Services. Third-party developers have created client software for other platforms, including the open source rdesktop client for common Unix platforms. Both Terminal Services and Remote Desktop Protocol use Port 3389 by default.

A thin client is a computer (client) in client-server architecture networks which depends primarily on the central server for processing activities. The word “thin” refers to the small boot image which such clients typically require – perhaps no more than required to connect to a network and start up a dedicated web browser or “Remote Desktop” connection such as X11, Citrix ICA, Microsoft RDP or Nomachine NX.

In contrast, a thick or fat client does as much processing as possible and passes only data required for communications and archival storage to the server.

Joseph asks…

Should I buy a PC or a Mac?

I’m buying a new computer but I’m unsure if I should get an iMac or stay with a PC.

Everyone seems to be buying Mac‘s.

Any ideas?

Administrator answers:

There’s a good reason that everyone seems to be buying Macs. They’re better! The Mac’s current growth rate is five times that of the PC industry and for good reason. Why are Macs better? Here’s a response of mine from a previous Mac/PC question:

The best darned computer of all time is… (drum-roll please) The Macintosh! Why? Simple. Why bother with a PC when a Macintosh will run both Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X, which is far more superior anyways. Why is it more superior? I don’t know… Maybe it’s the Unix underpinnings, lack of malware, plethora of top quality software, drag and drop installation and uninstallation of applications, drag and drop copy and pasting, built in system wide spell checking, a built in dictionary and thesaurus that can be invoked with a simple keystroke on any word in any application, the ability to mount disk images to the desktop and use them as though they were physical disks, zero-configuration networking, Core Video, Core Audio, Core Imaging, Core Animation, Quartz Extreme, OpenGL, creation of PDFs from any document right from the Print menu, built in support for PDF reading, Quicktime with h.264 encoding, iLife, spring loaded folders, the ability to run Windows within Mac OS X itself, the Unix terminal, Final Cut Studio, Logic Pro, Shake, superior power management, better support for multiple core CPUs, superior operating system stability, Exposé, Spotlight Search, the Dashboard, encrypted home folders, authentication for important system changes such as installing applications or changing security settings, Bonjour, Xgrid, easy file sharing between PCs and Macs, the Dock, superior support for open standards, the Aqua interface, the HFS+ Journaled file system, file permissions, launchd, superior hardware design and integration with the operating system and software (because both are designed by Apple), superior support for foreign languages, superior accessibility features, smart folders, Keychain Access, EFI instead of the ancient BIOS that PCs use, support for X11, portability of Unix/Linux applications, Xcode, Dashcode, VoiceOver, Migration Assistant, Speech Recognition with Speakable Items, handwriting recognition (first developed by Apple with the Newton), Parental Controls, .Mac, easy synchronization with mobile devices via Bluetooth and iSync, gigabit ethernet, hybrid analog/digital/optical audio inputs and outputs, built in firewall, remote login via SSH…

Need I say more?

Chris asks…

Animated Avatar – free program for Mac OSX ?

I really want to make an animated avatar so I can use it for a forum, but I can’t find a free program that’s compatible with a Mac that will help me make one. Please help!

Administrator answers:

Hi, try GIMP. Its a free photo editor and has all the features of paid software.


Just make sure u have X11 installed, if u r using Leopard then it should be installed by default, if u r using Tiger then install it from your Tiger DVD.

Good Luck and take care!

Helen asks…

what is location free player in psp?what does it do?

location free player located in network in psp.i don’t know what is that.
can you tell me

Administrator answers:

Sony’s LocationFree is the marketing name for a group of products and technologies for streaming video. The LocationFree Player is an internet-based multifunctional device used to stream live (or recorded) video (television broadcasts including from digital cable and satellite), DVDs and DVR content over a home network or the internet. It is in essence a remote video streaming server product (similar to the Slingbox). It was first announced by Sony in Q1 2004 and launched early in Q4 2004 alongside a co-branded wireless tablet TV.

The LocationFree base station connects to a home network optionally wirelessly (newer models include this functionality). Up to three devices and can stream content through the network to local content provision devices or across the internet to remote devices. A remote user can connect to the internet at a wireless hotspot or any other internet connection anywhere in the world and receive streamed content. Content may only be streamed to one computer at a time. The user is required to obtain an additional (paid) license in order to stream to another computer.

On November 29, 2007 Sony modified its LocationFree Player policy to provide free access to the latest LocationFree Player LFA-PC30 software for Windows XP/Vista. In addition, the software no longer requires a unique serial number in order to pair it with a LocationFree base station.[1] The 4 or 8 (LF-PK1/X11 depending on firmware version) and 8 (LF-B10/20/V30) client limitation remains unchanged, however. The Pocket PC and Mac LocationFree clients are still fee-based as Sony does not maintain them.

The player (server) can stream content to the following (client) devices:

George asks…

Paintbrush application on macs?

Hey, my mac computer doesnt have appleworks and i wanna use paint for my screenshots. Where is it?

Administrator answers:

I use GraphicConverter from Lemke Software for manipulating images.

There is a version of GIMP (open source similar to Photoshop) called GIMPShop available for Mac OS X at You will need to download and install X11 too.

Ruth asks…

Which programming language should I learn first?

I have little experience in programming, however I can code the web languages XHTML, CSS, and PHP/MySQL … So my question is between Perl, Python, and one of the C’s … which one should I start at or if another language please state : )

Administrator answers:

Perl – is an interpreted language optimized for scanning arbitrary text files, extracting information from those text files, and printing reports based on that information. It’s also a good language for many system management tasks. The language is intended to be practical (easy to use, efficient, complete) rather than beautiful (tiny, elegant, minimal). It combines (in the author’s opinion, anyway) some of the best features of C, sed, awk, and sh, so people familiar with those languages should have little difficulty with it.

Python- is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java.
Python combines remarkable power with very clear syntax. It has modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types, and dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems (X11, Motif, Tk, Mac, MFC, Gtk, Qt). New built-in modules are easily written in in C or C++. Python is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface.

C- The third letter of the English alphabet. 2. ASCII 1000011. 3. The name of a programming language designed by Dennis Ritchie during the early 1970s and immediately used to reimplement Unix; so called because many features derived from an earlier compiler named `B’ in commemoration of its parent, BCPL. (BCPL was in turn descended from an earlier Algol-derived language, CPL.) Before Bjarne Stroustrup settled the question by designing C++, there was a humorous debate over whether C’s successor should be named `D’ or `P’. C became immensely popular outside Bell Labs after about 1980 and is now the dominant language in systems and microcomputer applications programming. See also languages of choice, indent style.c is often described, with a mixture of fondness and disdain varying according to the speaker, as “a language that combines all the elegance and power of assembly language with all the readability and maintainability of assembly language”.

C++ – An extension to the C language developed primarily by B.Stroustrup at AT&T Bell Laboratories: it supports object-oriented programming among other enhancements.

Conclusion: each language differs in what you plan on using them for. If you are a single programmer, and have no plans in working with a team or group of other programmers, then try learning python, which is quicker. If you want to program something that takes a while to make but is very resource efficient and is fast when people use it, learn c++. I personally like c++ because it is my first language I learned and although a bit difficult (or time consuming I should say), it works out in the end, giving you a great deal of freedom in your programs at the expense of time consumption (unless you have a large team as mentioned earlier). I recommend c++ if you agree with what it has to offer and if your willing to give enough time to learn it.

Check out this link for a list of all computer languages

a good discription for each one. I give you this link in case you hear about a new language that you dont know, this link can help you quickly find info on it.

Richard asks…

What is a program called Wireshark do? What is it for?

Administrator answers:

In computing, Wireshark (formerly known as Ethereal) is a free software protocol analyzer, or “packet sniffer” application, used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. It has all of the standard features of a protocol analyzer. In June 2006 the project was renamed from Ethereal due to trademark issues.[1]

The functionality Wireshark provides is very similar to tcpdump, but it has a GUI front-end, and many more information sorting and filtering options. It allows the user to see all traffic being passed over the network (usually an Ethernet network but support is being added for others) by putting the network card into promiscuous mode.

Wireshark is released under the GNU General Public License, and it uses the cross-platform GTK+ widget toolkit. It runs on Unix and Unix-like systems, including Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Mac OS X (although GTK+ only works with X11 on Mac OS X, so the user will need to run an X server such as, and on Windows.

Wireshark is software that “understands” the structure of different network protocols. Thus it’s able to display encapsulation and single fields and interpret their meaning. Wireshark uses pcap to capture packets, so it can only capture on networks supported by pcap

Betty asks…

i need to download inkscape for a mac os x but i cant find any to download?

can you post a link below to download inkscape? thanks (:

Administrator answers:

Go direct to Inkscape and download the Mac version where it says:

“Mac OS X
OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard – Universal .dmg (requires Apple’s X11/Xquartz 2.3.4 or higher)” at the link below, right on that .dmg file extension written in green there.


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