x-windows ?

Posted on 1999-11-20
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what is x windows
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X-Window is a computer windowing system developed at MIT several years ago.  It was originally developed and is still commonly used on unix workstations.

Today, there are X-Window emulators which run on alternative platforms like MS Windows, Mac, and others that permit you to connect to a X-Window client box and display the output on your local computer.  From the beginning, X has been network based so that the display/UI parts can be on a different computer than the processing parts.

It's probably more popular today than ever due to the success of Linux which uses it as it's windowing system in the form of XFree86, a freely availalble X implementation for Intel based computers.

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its actualy called x or x windows system
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Actually, _you_ are wrong.  Go to the source and see for yourself that it's correctly called "The X-Window System" and not X-Windows:


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