Running MediaScript at Grinnell on Your Microsoft Windows Workstation

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

As you know, we do not yet have MediaScript compiled for the Microsoft Windows platform. However, it is still possible for you to work on MediaScript on your Windows workstation. How? You can run GIMP and MediaScript on a public Linux workstation and have the windows appear on your Microsoft Windows workstation. (Our Linux workstations can display the windows on any computer that runs something called the X Window System.) Doing so requires a relatively fast internet connection (such as those available on campus). It also requires a little bit of bravery.

C. M. Lubinski has prepared some general instructions for running the X Window System on Microsoft Windows. These are available at or

In short, you need to

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