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what is the differenc between Xorg and Xsun ?

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will there be any advantage if I use Xsun over Xsun ? I am using X86 based machine!
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Xsun is the xserver written by Sun and provided in Solaris. It includes proprietary technology licensed for the purpose, like Adobe Display Postscript and some particular video drivers. It is now obsolete, with it being replaced by Xorg. This leaves some video cards without a supported X server, but Sun is trying to provide drivers for Xorg that will support those cards, starting with the currently shipping cards and working backwards from there. It is probably the case that some video cards will never be supported by Xorg that are supported by Xsun, but by an large, Xorg is the superior product.
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