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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 6. X Window System and Graphical User Interface

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X and GUI: Desktop, Window, and Mouse

X Window System

X Applications

Over the past two decades, it has become the norm to use a GUI (Graphical User Interface) to interact with a computer system. It is difficult to imagine using a GNU/Linux system (other than a server) that is not configured to take full advantage of the graphical displays and pointing devices that have become standard equipment.[1]

[1] Some claim, and rightfully so, that they can be more efficient working with a command line interface and such tools as emacs (Chapter 11), lynx, and others. The emacs “editor” is so comprehensive that some programmers spend all their time working from within it, receiving their ...

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