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  1. XFree86 and X11R6

    Hi
    What is X11R6? and what is XFree86? so far i know, xfree86 is the x
    window server, am i correct?
    thanks
    from Peter (cmk128@hotmail.com


  2. Re: XFree86 and X11R6

    > What is X11R6? and what is XFree86? so far i know, xfree86 is the x
    > window server, am i correct?


    X11 is a protocol which is used to communicate from the X clients to the X
    server. X11R6 means that this is the sixth release of this protocol (before
    that were X10 which is not compatible to X11). The RFC 1013 describes this X
    Window System protocol (i.e. X11).

    XFree86 provides an implementation of this protocol, as does X.org. That
    means that it provides the X server. But it provides also some other
    programs (the window manager twm, for example). The sources are based on the
    MIT sources where X11 was developed.

    The english Wikipedia article states: "In computing, the X Window System
    (commonly X11 or X) is a networking and display protocol which provides
    windowing on bitmap displays."

    Regards,
    Sebastian



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