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The Official FVWM Home Page. Comparison of X window managers. Comparison of X Window System desktop environments. A desktop environment is a collection of software designed to give functionality and a certain look and feel to an operating system.

Comparison of X Window System desktop environments

Technical elements of a desktop environment[edit] A desktop environment (DE) can be broken up into several components that function independently and interact with one another to provide the look and feel and functionality of the desktop environment. A fundamental part of a DE is the window manager or WM. A window manager creates a certain way for application windows to present themselves to the user. Xorg/proto/randrproto - X Resize and Rotate protocol headers. X Window System. A historical example of graphical user interface and applications common to the MIT X Consortium's distribution running under the twm window manager: X Terminal, Xbiff, xload and a graphical manual page browser A modern example of a graphical user interface using X11 and KDE.

X Window System

In computing, the X Window System (X11, X, and sometimes informally X-Windows) is a windowing system for bitmap displays, common on UNIX-like operating systems. X originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1984. The protocol version has been X11 since September 1987. The X.Org Foundation leads the X project, with the current reference implementation, X.Org Server, available as free and open source software under the MIT License and similar permissive licenses.[1] Purpose and abilities[edit] X is an architecture-independent system for remote graphical user interfaces and input device capabilities. Software architecture[edit] Practical examples of remote clients include: Principles[edit] XFree86® Home to the X Window System. X.org - Wiki. XQuartz.

Intro ¶ The XQuartz project is an open-source effort to develop a version of the ​X.org X Window System that runs on OS X. Together with supporting libraries and applications, it forms the X11.app that Apple has shipped with OS X since version 10.5. Latest Releases ¶ Mavericks users, please use 2.7.5 or later. Stable: 2.7.5 - 2013.11.10 Development: 2.7.6 rc1 - 2014.04.09 Support ¶ There are three ways to get support for XQuartz. OS X Software/Security Updates and XQuartz (Leopard Only) ¶ OS X Software Updates have included some of the work done by this project, but for various reasons, Apple cannot ship the latest and greatest version offered by this site. Site Map ¶ General X11 Information ¶ X11 on the Mac ¶ X Window System. A historical example of graphical user interface and applications common to the MIT X Consortium's distribution running under the twm window manager: X Terminal, Xbiff, xload and a graphical manual page browser A modern example of a graphical user interface using X11 and KDE.

X Window System

In computing, the X Window System (X11, X, and sometimes informally X-Windows) is a windowing system for bitmap displays, common on UNIX-like operating systems. X originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1984. The protocol version has been X11 since September 1987. The X.Org Foundation leads the X project, with the current reference implementation, X.Org Server, available as free and open source software under the MIT License and similar permissive licenses.[1] Purpose and abilities[edit] X is an architecture-independent system for remote graphical user interfaces and input device capabilities.

Software architecture[edit] Practical examples of remote clients include: Principles[edit] Window Managers for X: Metacity. License: GPL Activity Rating: High Metacity is a lightweight window manager written by Havoc Pennington from Red Hat. The first version was 2.3, which was released in 2001.