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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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How the X Environment Works

As we mentioned earlier, the GUI on a Linux system is created using the X Window System software.

 

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NOTE Many times you will hear the X Window System referred to as “X Windows,” “X11,” or just “X.”

The X Window System provides the base system for the graphical interface on Linux. It allows programmers to run applications in windows. It also allows users to move windows around on the screen as well as click items with the mouse. Essentially, you can implement a graphical user interface on your Linux system that works in a manner very similar to Microsoft Windows. You will find many of the desktop components you may ...

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