Originally Published: Monday, 5 June 2000 Author: Joseph Kordish
Published to: news_learn_firststep/Firststep News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

The Story of X

It's sad that many new Linux users use X without knowing what it really is, or its origin. The X Window System provides a complete Graphical User Interface (GUI) for UNIX and UNIX-like systems. It was originally developed by the now-defunct Project Athena, a five-year exploration of innovative computing at MIT. X is currently developed and distributed commercially by the X Consortium, X.Org.