A specification for device-independent windowing operations on bit map display devices. It was developed initially at MIT as part of the DEC/IBM/MIT Project Athena and is now a de facto standard supported by the X Consortium. X uses a client/server protocol, the X protocol. The server is the computer or X terminal with the screen, keyboard, mouse and server program and the clients are application programs. Clients may run on the same computer as the server or on a different computer, communicating over Ethernet via TCP/IP protocols.
The name of a very popular UNIX windowing system developed at MIT. The latest release is called X11R6.
A network-based graphics windowing system. Adopted as an industry standard.
A popular window system developed by MIT and implemented on a number of workstations.
Developed at MIT, a windowing system for Unix and similar hosts. Allows for multiple users, many different levels of customization, high flexibility, and reasonable overhead. Defined in RFC 1198.
The UNIX industry's graphics windowing standard that provides simultaneous views of several executing programs or processes on high resolution graphics displays.
The X Window System is a network-based window system that runs on a wide range of computers. It offers mechanisms for drawing lines and rectangles. It is the middle layer between the hardware and the window manager.
A specification for device-independent windowing operations on bitmap display devices, developed initially by MIT's Project Athena and now a de facto standard supported by the X Consortium. X uses a client-server protocol, the X protocol. The server is the computer or X terminal with the screen, keyboard, mouse and server program and the clients are application programs. Clients may run on the same computer as the server or on a different computer, communicating over Ethernet via TCP/IP protocols. X clients often run on what people usually think of as their server (e.g., a file server) but in X, it is the screen and keyboard etc. which is being "served out" to the applications.
A collection of programs which act as an intermediate layer between X applications and the computer's video hardware, keyboard, and mouse.
A windowing system based on the client-server model.
Also known as "X," this graphical user interface provides the well-known "windows on a desktop" metaphor common to most computer systems today. Under X, application programs act as clients, accessing the X server, which manages all screen activity. In addition, client applications may be on a different system than the X server, permitting the remote display of the applications graphical user interface.
A cross-platform windowing system that uses the client/server model to distribute services across a network. It enables applications or tools to run on a remote computer.
A windowing and graphics system developed by MIT, to be used in client/server environments. See X Window System.
A consortium-developed, open-standard, device-independent GUI system that is most commonly found on UNIX and Linux operating systems and invoked with the...
A network-based graphics window system that was developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1984.
The X Window System is an open, cross-platform, client/server system for managing a windowed graphical user interface in a distributed network. In X Window, the client-server relationship is reversed from the usual. Remote computers contain applications that make client requests for display management services in each PC or workstation. X Window is primarily used in networks of interconnected mainframes, minicomputers, and workstations. It is also used on the X terminal, which is essentially a workstation with display management capabilities but without its own applications. (The X terminal can be seen as a predecessor of the network PC or thin client computer.)
In computing, the X Window System (commonly X11 or X) is a networking and display protocol which provides windowing on bitmap displays. It provides the standard toolkit and protocol to build graphical user interfaces (GUIs) on Unix, Unix-like operating systems, and Open VMS, and is supported by almost all other modern operating systems.