X Window Terminals

This section provides a quick introduction of X Terminals, computers without hard disks, running X server to provide GUI for X applications.

Because X Window System uses a client-server model with a network protocol, X server and X client applications can run on remotely connected computers.

Based on this design, special computers, called X Terminals, were developed to run X server only with no hard disks. X Terminals will boot over network, run X server, and become the graphical user interface (GUI) for any X client applications running on remote computers.

The picture below shows an X Terminal communicates with remote X client applications (Source: www.wikipedia.org).
X Terminal Connected to X Applications

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 About This Book

 1957 - FORTRAN Language Developed by IBM

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

 1971 - FTP Protocol Created by Abhay Bhushan

 1972 - C Language Developed by Dennis Ritchie

 1976 - vi Text Editor Developed by Bill Joy

 1977 - Apple II Designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

 1977 - The Bourne Shell Developed by Stephen Bourne

 1978 - The C Shell Developed by Bill Joy

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

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

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

 1984 - Macintosh Developed by Apple Inc.

1984 - X Window System Developed a MIT Team

 What Is X Window System?

 XFree86 - Open Source Implementation of X

X Window Terminals

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

 1991 - Gopher Protocol Created by a University of Minnesota Team

 1995 - Java Language Developed by Sun Microsystems

 1995 - PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor Created by Rasmus Lerdorf

 2002 - .NET Framework Developed by Microsoft


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