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  X Window System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
X provides the basic framework for a GUI environment: drawing and moving windows on the screen and interacting with a mouse and keyboard.
X derives its name as a successor to a pre-1983 window system called W (the letter X directly following W in the Latin alphabet).
The term "X Windows" (in the manner of "Microsoft Windows") is officially deprecated and generally considered incorrect, though it has been in common use since early in the history of X and has been used deliberately for literary effect, for example in the UNIX-HATERS Handbook.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/X_Window_System   (4381 words)

 Learn more about X Window System in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
X provides the most basic underpinnings of a graphical user interface (GUI): functionality for drawing and moving windows on a screen and also for interacting with a mouse cursor.
X derives its name as a successor to an earlier (pre-1983) window system called W (in the modern Roman alphabet the letter X directly follows W).
In May 1999, stewardship of the X Window System passed from the Open Group to X.Org, a non-profit organization focused exclusively on maintenance and further development of the X Window System.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /x/x_/x_window_system.html   (1275 words)

 X Window System at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
X provides basic underpinnings for a graphical user interface (GUI): drawing and moving windows on a screen and interacting with a mouse and a keyboard.
X's usage of the terms "client" and "server" is the reverse of what people often expect, in that the "server" is the user's local display rather than the remote machine.
X provides "mechanism, not policy." As such, it does not specify or provide the user interface features, such as buttons, menus, window title bars and so on.
www.wiki.tatet.com /X_Window_System.html   (1735 words)

 LinuxDevCenter.com -- What Is the X Window System
The responsibility and stewardship of X is currently in the hands of the X.Org Foundation; the X.Org implementation of the X Window System is included with most of the major Linux and free Unix distributions.
The window manager is an application that is itself an X client, with responsibility for managing the appearance and placement of the windows on the screen.
X itself has no role in determining the appearance of the screen, or what users are allowed to do with windows.
www.linuxdevcenter.com /pub/a/linux/2005/08/25/whatisXwindow.html?CMP=OTC-0O724Z062301   (1108 words)

 X(7) manual page
The X Window System is a network transparent window system which runs on a wide range of computing and graphics machines.
One of the advantages of using window systems instead of hardwired terminals is that applications don't have to be restricted to a particular size or location on the screen.
The X Window System standard was originally developed at the Laboratory for Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and all rights thereto were assigned to the X Consortium on January 1, 1994.
www.xfree86.org /current/X.7.html   (6112 words)

 X.Org Foundation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The X.Org Foundation is the organization holding the stewardship for the development of the X Window System.
The creation of the Foundation marked a radical change in the governance of X. Whereas the stewards of X since 1988 (including the previous X.Org) had been vendor organizations, the Foundation is led by software developers and using community development on the bazaar model, which relies on outside involvement.
The X.Org Server is the reference implementation of X, and is commonly used on Linux and UNIX; it is the fundamental technology underlying both the modern GNOME and KDE desktops and older CDE desktop environment; applications written for any of these environments can be run simultaneously.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/X.Org   (213 words)

 X.Org Foundation
The first major version release of the X Window System in more than a decade, X11R7.0 is the first release of the complete modularized and autotooled source code base for the X Window System.
The X.Org Foundation, global steward of the X Window System* and Standards, announced today that ApTest and The Open Group have together donated their VSW5 Test Suite to The X.Org Foundation, where it shall be released under their standard Open Source license as XTS 5.0.2.
The X Window System is released by the X.Org Foundation under the MIT ("X") License.
www.x.org   (386 words)

 X Window System Administration | Linux Journal
When the X Window System was first released, many complained that the system was big, slow and complicated.
The job of the X server is to handle the interface to the hardware (graphics adapter, keyboard and mouse) and a few additional low-level services such as drawing, color allocation, event handling, inter-client communication and managing a resource database of user preferences.
Also, note that the X server may use a small amount of video memory for other purposes, so you may not be able to use all of it for your bit-planes.
www2.linuxjournal.com /article/3083   (5130 words)

 X Window System - Define Your World of X Window System by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
X11 is an open-source implementation of the X Window System that includes both Xorg and XFree86 ™.
Prior to the introduction of Mac OS X, virtually the only way developers could create a graphical application in a UNIX-based operating system was with the X Window System, more commonly called X11.
An implementation of the X Window System that makes it possible to run X11-based applications in Mac OS X. Based on the open source XFree86 project — the most common implementation of X11 — X11 for...
www.valuesponsor.com /encyclopedia/X+Window+System   (343 words)

 SuperLinux Encyclopedia - The X Window System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
X applications are listed individually or with other applications.
Introduction to the X Window System (doc at U.of Virginia)
Multiple display of one X screen  I think this has the same image on multiple monitors.
slencyclopedia.berlios.de /x.html   (515 words)

 The X Window System
The X Window System is a graphics system used as the typical primary graphical infrastructure on
The X Window System is a graphics system primarily used on
MGR is an alternative windowing system that is rather lighter weight than X. It's not a "high performance" system, and seems to be rarely used these days.
linuxfinances.info /info/x.html   (729 words)

 X Window System - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This may have an interface akin to that of Microsoft Windows or of the Macintosh (examples include Kwin in KDE or Metacity in GNOME) or have radically different controls (for example: twm, the basic window manager supplied with X).
Most users use X with a full desktop environment, which includes a window manager, various applications and a consistent interface.
X development at this time had become moribund [10]; most technical innovation since the X Consortium had dissolved had taken place in the XFree86 project [11].
www.netipedia.com /index.php/X-Window   (4247 words)

 Chapter 10 Installing the X Window System
That is, X clients can run either locally (on the same system that the server is running) or remotely (on a system somewhere on a TCP/IP network).
However, how windows are manipulated (placed on the display, resized, and so forth) and how they are decorated (the appearance of the window frames) is not controlled by the X server.
The window manager is only in charge of painting the window decoration, that is, the frame and the buttons that let you close, move, and resize windows.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/runux3/chapter/ch10.html   (6595 words)

 X.Org Wiki - Home
Please remember that X is just one component of the overall free desktop and that therefore future X enhancements should be thought through with this perspective.
A more comprehensive list of unfinished X related projects (not necessarily involving working on the server package itself) is also available.
Our thanks also go to the many other contributors to the X Window System technology over the years, as noted in the release notes.
wiki.x.org /wiki   (721 words)

 X Window System - Uncyclopedia
X-Windows (colloquially known as X11V2R6.3.2p77a or just the X Window System, Protocol 11 Version 2 Release 6.3.2 Patch 77a) is the standard graphical interface for computers running Leegnux.
Although this makes it look far better than Mac OS X and even Windows XP, some users find it hard to distinguish between their applications when they all have the same title.
It is as important to decide what a system is not as to decide what it is. Do not serve all the world's needs; rather, support what you feel like and tell them they just need to write extensions themselves if they want to actually do anything useful.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/X_Window_System   (1236 words)

 X Window System Security   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Running remote X programs is a bit more complex, but it comes much closer to guaranteeing that you are the only one who can run programs on your local X display.
The X server reads the magic cookie from this file and then requires any X program you run to provide the same magic cookie.
The file X0 is a socket descriptor used by X to connect to the local server.
bau2.uibk.ac.at /matic/xsecur.htm   (1121 words)

 Apple - Mac OS X - X11
Experts may choose to replace the native Aqua window manager with their own familiar, standard X Window Manager.
X11 for Mac OS X takes advantage of the Mac OS X Quartz graphics system to deliver hardware-accelerated 2D and 3D graphics.
Beneath the surface of Mac OS X lies an industrial-strength UNIX foundation hard at work to ensure that your computing experience remains free of system crashes and compromised performance.
www.apple.com /macosx/features/x11   (343 words)

Cygwin/X is a port of the X Window System to the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.
Cygwin/X consists of an X Server, X libraries, and nearly all of the standard X clients, such as xterm, xhost, xdpyinfo, xclock, and xeyes.
It is therefore beyond the scope of the Cygwin/X User's Guide to document all of these X Window System components.
x.cygwin.com   (649 words)

 XFree86® Home to the X Window System
XFree86 runs primarily on UNIX®; and UNIX-like operating systems like Linux, all of the BSD variants, Sun Solaris both native 32 and 64 bit support, Solaris x86, Mac OS X (via Darwin), SGI's Irix as well as other platforms like OS/2 and Cygwin.
Yet X it goes beyond that and also gives the infrastructure and a standardized application interface (API).
The Open Group, UNIX and X Window System are trademarks of The Open Group.
www.xfree86.org   (312 words)

 Linux/X Window System programming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Technical X Window System and Motif WWW Sites A *lot* of links here, some of them may be useful.
You will notice there are quite a number of widget libraries for X. Choice may sometimes be a good thing, but having ten applications loaded, each using a different widget set, hogs memory, slows your computer down, and results in an inconsistent (and thus harder to learn) user interface for inexperienced users.
It is cross-platform (X and Microsoft Windows) and also works with OpenGL (and Mesa.) The C++ API is pretty clean and easy to use.
www.scorpioncity.com /xprog.html   (943 words)

 Kenton Lee: On-Line X Window System and OSF/Motif Publications
"Debugging X Window System Applications," half day tutorial taught (with Donna Converse, Oliver Jones, and Douglas Young) at the Xhibition Conference, July, 1993.
"The MediaWarehouse - Integrating Multimedia Data on the X Window System Desktop," presented at the X Consortium's Technical Conference, February, 1996.
X protocol event and error codes (with error descriptions)
www.rahul.net /kenton/bib.html   (413 words)

 Loads of Linux Links: X Window System
Dxpc - The Differential X Protocol Compressor - An X protocol compressor designed to improve the speed of X11 applications run over low-bandwidth links; last stable release is 3.9.0, 2006.
LinuxDevCenter Article - " What Is the X Window System" - A detailed review article on the X Window System.
XDND - Drag-and-Drop Protocol for the X Window System - A standard protocol for the drag-and-drop (dnd) feature on X. Current version is #5, 2003.
loll.sourceforge.net /linux/links/X_Window_System   (377 words)

 freedesktop.org - Software/xorg
The X.Org Foundation produces and maintains an open-source implementation of the X Window System.
The X protocol is at version 11, and is referred to as X11.
Before committing code, you should be aware of the strawman, and contribute your thoughts on whether the policy outlined is correct for the goals of X Window System development.
freedesktop.org /wiki/Software/xorg   (259 words)

 Kenton Lee: Technical X Window System and Motif WWW Sites
X Developer's Conference is Feb. 8-10, 2006 in Santa Clara, California
These are intended for users of X on Linux, but much of the material applies to other X implementations as well.
Scheifler and Gettys: The X Window System (TOG 1986))
www.rahul.net /kenton/xsites.html   (1995 words)

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