What Is X Window System

This section provides a quick introduction of the X Window System that offers a graphical user interface framework for any user applications.

What Is X Window System? X Window System is a free windowing system that offers a framework for applications to build graphical user interfaces (GUIs). The X Window System was originally developed by a team of MIT developers led by Bob Scheifler and Jim Gettys.

Some features of the X Window System:

X Window System protocol has been revised several times. The most recent release is X11 published in 1987.

The picture below shows an early-1990s style Unix desktop running the X Window System (Source: www.wikipedia.org).

X Window System Desktop
X Window System Desktop

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 About This Book

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

 1991 - WWW (World Wide Web) Developed by Tim Berners-Lee

 1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

What Is X Window System

 XFree86 - Open Source Implementation of X

 X Window Terminals

 1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

 1983 - "Sendmail" Mail Transfer Agent Developed by Eric Allman

 1979 - The Tcsh (TENEX C Shell) Developed by Ken Greer

 1978 - Bash (Bourne-Again Shell) Developed by Brian Fox

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

 1974 - Internet by Vinton Cerf

 1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

 1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

 1970 - UNIX Operating System Developed by AT&T Bell Labs

 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM


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