I ran MGR on my first Linux box, a 386sx-16 with (iirc) 10M RAM. XFree86 was uselessly slow but MGR was acceptable.

(linux-mgr was a bit of a sad puppy though. The XFree86 people were doing most of the VGA coding, and svgalib was adapting their code and mgr was adapting svgalib code...)

If you really like the looks, Rio, the Plan 9 GUI, looks and acts a lot like MGR at the user level.


@goosey @julienxx I ran MGR on a 386sx too. Mostly so I could preview LaTeX files before printing them.

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@humberto @julienxx
There was actually a fair bit of support for MGR. EMACS loved it, iirc.
pbmtools and ghostscript still supports MGR bitmaps!

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