X server for original PC (8088/8086)

Chris Hanson cmhanson at eschatologist.net
Fri Aug 19 13:08:16 CDT 2016

Back in the day, did anyone produce an X11 server for DOS-based 8086/8088 systems, say with support for Hercules or CGA graphics? Or was that strictly a 286-or-better thing, given the overall constraints of the 8086 architecture?

(There were plenty of mouse-and-window systems for the PC/XT back then, I expect black & white X11 over a serial link would not be *that* bad…)

  -- Chris

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