I notice Apple has quietly updated X11 New in X11 v0.2 Support for Gnome, KDE hints Application windows now cascade instead of piling on top of each if they do not have an explicit placement policy Added /usr/include/X11 and /usr/lib/X11 symlinks Menu in the Dock now shows a list of X11 windows. Support for Copy & Paste working with other window managers. No-click-to-focus option : defaults write com.apple.x11 wm_ffm true Support for move window events from CodeTek's VirtualDesktop Support to respect the Mac OS X's International keyboard mapping. Keymappings from /System/Library/Keyboards. Support for -iconic. E.g. xterm -iconic now puts the xterm into the Dock on launch. New preference options to control xauth usage Bug fixes and other feature enhancements I think despite the lack of publicity (maybe because of early beta stage) that X11 is an important technology for Apple to gain a larger market percentage through switchers. Unix switchers that is ;-). Maybe it would be a good idea to have a swtcher campaign for unix guys when this is more mature, obviously not on tv like the present commercials but in other avenues.