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Red Hat Linux System Administration Handbook by Mark F. Komarinski, Cary Collett

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Chapter 15. X Windowing System

Giving a nice graphical front end to Linux

The X Windowing System (or just X, if you like) is a windowing system designed to give a GUI to UNIX.

The implementation of X for Linux is XFree86, and it is almost always installed as part of a normal Red Hat installation. While installing X is not required, it makes administration much easier due to the graphical applications that Red Hat provides to administer the system. The power behind X is that you can change just about any operation of the interface, like the way menus are presented and the contents of the menus. There's even an interface that closely resembles Windows 95, in case you need a familiar face.

X Concepts

The idea behind X is a client/server setup. The server ...

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