anyone else think of X Windows...

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  1. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    ... when people on this site refer to OSX as simply X?

    or am i the only one?
     
  2. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    LOL, yeah. I am running KDE 3.1b1 on Xdarwin right now. that's classic.

    i assume you mean the letter "X," not the roman numeral "ten." they have to say "ex," and then it gets on my nerves. i remember when i was a preswitcher though. i was like, "windowshading? is that like the shadows behind the windows and toolbars?" gotta give the newbies and the non-linuxers their leeway, eh?
     
  3. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    right. as in the windowing system i used in the late 80s.

    <sigh> i suppose. but it _does_ confuse me sometimes. e.g. "i'm trying to install X on my mac" ambiguous!
     
  4. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    hey, it could be done. sounds pretty difficult.


    KDE is working pretty well, i got GIMP and Mozilla compiled for it too. something fun to play with, hehe.
     
  5. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    ?????

    aren't you running it? you said you're running XDarwin.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Re: anyone else think of X Windows...

    Absolutely. Of course, I think it's strange that people refer to XWindows as X11 as if there wasn't a version 10 prior to 11.

    I've found quite often that people tend to leave out details, no matter how well they know a subject.

    There are other things here to concern me, such as people referring to Mac OS X as OSX. :D
     
  7. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    yeah, right, i was thinking in a circle, or something. KDE isn't X windows, but it runs on it; yeah, xdarwin is the OS X implementation of the X window system. sorry.
     
  8. zimv20 thread starter macrumors 601

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    lol. no worries. i had to go look up XDarwin to make sure *I* wasn't confused.
     

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