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====X Window System====
~The X window system (commonly X Window System or X11, based on its current major version being 11) is a display server and network protocol that provides a basis for a [[GUIIndex graphical user interfaces (GUIs)]] and rich input device capability for networked computers. In Liunux it sits between the Operating System kernel and the [[WindowManagers Window Manger]].
~X is primarily a protocol and graphics primitives definition and it deliberately contains no specification for application user interface design, such as button, menu, or window title bar styles.
~It has been commented that X is outdated. Two proposed successors are [[Wayland]] and [[Mir]].

~Most common implementation of the X Window System [[ X.Org]]
~X.Org libraries:;O=D

==System Information==
~Video information: ///var/log/Xorg.0.log//
~Use ##X -version## to display version information.

==Also on the Wiki==
~[[Xlib]] - functions to interact with X server

==Related Webpages==
~[[WikiPedia:X_Window_System]] - Overview of protocol
~[[WikiPedia:X_Window_System_core_protocol]] - Details of core protocol
~[[WikiPedia:Xlib]] - X Window System protocol client library
~[[ State of Xorg Report 2012]]
~[[ The Real Story Behind Wayland and X - Daniel Stone (youtube)]]

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