x11 and security? (also final cut)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BabaG, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. BabaG macrumors member

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    Jan 5, 2007
    #1
    there are a couple of apps i'd like to run that require x11
    (openoffice, gimp). an admin once cautioned me about x11 in
    context of opening up security holes. is this something i
    really need to worry about? if so, what do i need to do to
    secure the operating environment when using x11?

    secondarily, the main app i want to run is final cut pro.
    does fcp run under x11? i'd like to run fcp along with gimp
    and/or openoffice at the same time. that would seem to
    require running fcp under x11. does that work, or would i
    have to be switching between x11 and aqua all the time?

    opinions please,
    BabaG
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    Location:
    USA
    #2
    X11 is an app. It has no greater privileges than any other app running on your account.
     

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