new to x11/os x

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by meow, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. meow macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2004
    planet wonderland
    im kinda new to this whole x11+ os x thing
    *only just converted to mac*. :) ive used linux a lil back with windowz so i was just wondering if any one knew of any tutorials which explain the how x11 works on a mac in a lil more detail.
    or how i can learn about running linux appz on a mac .... im curious:confused:
  2. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
  3. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Basically it's just like it is in Linux - either type the application name from the command line (using Terminal, iTerm, or some other terminal app) or else from clicking on a graphical shortcut you've set up.

    The main thing to remember is that you've got to launch X11 - it's not running by default. But in Linux that's basically the case (although with the newer desktop-oriented distros you can make it the default).

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