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    X vs XFree86


    what is the difference between X and XFree86 projects. i was just curious. thanks for the help
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    I thought they were the same thing? If they aren't, then my guess would be that XFree86 is geared toward just x86 architecutre boxen whereas X is general for anything that you can put a *nix on. Just my uneducated guess.
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    If I remember corretly...X is basically just a protocol. It's specifications for how a GUI should run. XFree86 is the implementaion of the protocol into an actually GUI.
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    ok thanks everyone i was jst really currious about that.
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