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|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.