February 15, 2010

What is X- Window system? Can someone please shed some light on this?

What is X- Window system? Can someone please shed some light on this?

Thanx,

Mayank.

The x window system is a set of applications and libraries that are used to...

The x window system is a set of applications and libraries that are used to create a Graphical Desktop Environment in addition the libraries are used by graphical applications to draw their chosen objects.

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XWindows is a display and network protocol. There are 2 major implementations...

XWindows is a display and network protocol. There are 2 major implementations on Linux: XFree86 and Xorg.

In almost all cases a window manager is running that is Using XWindows to display what you see on the screen.

Wikipedia has an article on this at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System

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Hi Andrea and Kunal, Thanx for you quick reply!! :)

Hi Andrea and Kunal,

Thanx for you quick reply!! :)

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Its a software which provides GUI for Operating systems.GUIs like KDE and...

Its a software which provides GUI for Operating systems.
GUIs like KDE and Gnome run on X Window system.

Wikipedia article is good:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System

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