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XOrg

X.Org Server

The X Window System Release incorporates the 1.4 version of the X.Org X Server, which is the official reference implementation of the X Window System.

The X Window System (commonly known as X11 or X) is a display protocol which provides windowing on bitmap displays. It provides the standard toolkit and protocol with which to build graphical user interfaces (GUIs) on most Unix-like operating systems including Linux, and has been ported to all other contemporary general purpose operating systems.

X provides the basic framework, or low-level functionality that full-fledged graphical user interfaces are designed upon: drawing and moving windows on the screen and interacting with a mouse and/or keyboard. X was designed to be used over network connections rather than on a local display device.

 X11R7.6

Price
Free to download

Size
5.9MB
License

X11 License

Developer
X.Org Foundation

Website
www.x.org

System Requirements

Support Sites:
Mailing Lists, X.org News, Phoronix Forums

Selected Reviews:

Key features include:

  • Input hotplug: Input hotplug allows hotplugging of input devices, and also adds enhanced support for touchscreens and tablets, through either HAL or D-Bus.
  • KDrive: Numerous enhancements have been made to the KDrive codebase, including better support for multiple input devices.
  • EXA: A great deal of work has been done on the EXA framework to make it more usable.

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