just a quick 2 sec question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JustOneQuickONe, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. JustOneQuickONe macrumors 6502

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    Do the new macbook pro's come with X11 on them? I remember having to download it (I think) to use GIMP on my 13 white book but my gf just got a new macbook and I was going through the utilities and there it was. She said she had downloaded some things but I doubt she downloaded this.
     
  2. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    I believe it now comes standard. It was on my machine and I don't recall ever installing it.
     
  3. JustOneQuickONe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well that answers my question, Thank you! and sorry to all for the lame thread
     
  4. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    If it has the [​IMG] then yes.

    Edit: Page took forever to load and you already have your answer. Haha sorry
     
  5. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you can launch X11 from Applications / Utilities / X11.
     
  6. macgirl89 macrumors member

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    Oops...

    I installed GIMP the other day but I didn't like it because of that stupid X11 feature that made the application seem cluttered. So I uninstalled it and replaced it with the simple Paintbrush app. Then yesterday I was in my Utilities folder and I noticed X11 was there. I figured AppCleaner must've forgotten to delete that file, so I deleted it myself. Guess I shouldn't have...

    I'm very new to Mac, so I don't know what X11 is for exactly. Is it a necessary thing to have? What can it be used with besides GIMP? If I need it, then I guess I'll download it from Apple's website.
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    X11 is the X window system from *nix. It allows applications to be written for multiple systems and have a GUI without needing to re-code for every version. Some applications use it, but these are usually 3rd party things.
     
  8. belvdr macrumors 603

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    My refurb came with Leopard, and it had X11 preinstalled.
     

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