April 22nd, 2004, 07:22 PM
X windows system doubt
I'm tired after writing a couple of exams, when I got the following doubt .
What do the following mean :
X , X11 , XFree86
How are they distinct from each other?
April 22nd, 2004, 07:25 PM
What is XFree86?
The XFree86 Project, Inc is the organisation which produces XFree86™, a freely redistributable open-source implementation of the X Window System. XFree86 runs primarily on UNIX® and UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux, all of the BSD variants, Sun Solaris x86, Mac OS X (via Darwin), as well as other platforms like OS/2 and Cygwin.
XFree86, provides a client/server interface between display hardware (the mouse, keyboard, and video displays) and the desktop environment while also providing both the windowing infrastructure and a standardized application interface (API). XFree86 is platform-independent, network-transparent and extensible.
In short, XFree86 is an open source X11-based desktop infrastructure with our goals and purpose detailed in our Mission Statement.
X Windows is a windowing system.
X11 is a desktop infrastructure.
XFree86 is a project that aims to implement both of those things.
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