Running GIMP and MediaScript Remotely on Your Macintosh Workstation

These instructions will only work for Grinnell students, faculty, and staff.

As you know, although we developed the augmented versions of MediaScript for Macintosh, those versions don't work on every Macintosh. For example, they won't work on pre-Intel Macs. However, it is still possible for you to work on GIMP and MediaScript on your Mac. How? You can run GIMP on one of our Linux workstations and have the GIMP and MediaScript windows appear on your Mac.

In order to do this, you'll need X11 installed on your Mac. If you're lucky, X11 is in Applications/Utilities. If not, it should be available from the optional installs on your installer disk. Those of you running OS X 10.5 can download it from

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