X Window Access


The X Window system turns your terminal into a Graphical User Interface for the UNIX operating system. This allows you to control the UNIX file manager and other UNIX programs using your mouse. Graphical objects such as "buttons", "menus", "check boxes" and "fill-in blanks" will appear on your screen.

Mac X is available on the Mac Archives in the Network Folder.

Some UNIX programs require the X Window interface. These programs include -

  • Sequence Analysis

  • Molecular Modeling Software

    There are four different methods to get X Window access.

  • X terminals in Bioinformatics Resource
  • Remote X Terminals
  • Mac X
  • X on a PC


    Stanford Access Hardware Software Resources Classes