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Why XFree86?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Miso, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Miso

    Miso Member

    Jun 22, 2003
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    I did a server software upgrade and it upgraded XFree86..
    Are there some useless upgrades?

    What is XFree86?
    The XFree86 Project, Inc is the organisation which produces XFree86™, a freely redistributable open-source implementation of the X Window System. XFree86 runs primarily on UNIX® and UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux, all of the BSD variants, Sun Solaris x86, Mac OS X (via Darwin), as well as other platforms like OS/2 and Cygwin.

    XFree86, provides a client/server interface between display hardware (the mouse, keyboard, and video displays) and the desktop environment while also providing both the windowing infrastructure and a standardized application interface (API). XFree86 is platform-independent, network-transparent and extensible.

    In short, XFree86 is an open source X11-based desktop infrastructure.

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