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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Overview of the X Window System

Being able to log in to Unix and get help is a great start. You now know how to access a Unix system, but once you are in it, then what? Well, if you are sitting at a console or computer, you may just see a cursor waiting for you to type something. You may, however, be in a graphical user interface environment, also commonly known as a GUI. We touched on this in earlier lessons, but now we are going to get deeper into the concept and the X Window System.

What's Under the Hood? When considering what the X Window System is compared to the shell, consider this: The X Window System is actually run on top of the command-line ...

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