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Red Hat Fedora Core 6 Unleashed by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson

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Chapter 6. The X Window System

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The X Window System, the graphical networking interface found on many Linux distributions, provides the basis for a wide range of graphical tools and window managers. More commonly known as just X, it can also be referred to as X11R7 and X11 (such as that found on Mac OS X). Coming from the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, X has gone through several versions, each of which has extended and enhanced the technology. The open source implementation is managed by the X.Org foundation, the board of which is made up of several key figures from ...

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