What exactly is X11 ?

Omacc

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i have the latest osx on my macbook and i heard x11 works for windows applications or something?
 

Mal

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Not Windows applications, but Xwindows applications, which are UNIX or LINUX based.

jW
 

Weaselboy

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i have the latest osx on my macbook and i heard x11 works for windows applications or something?
X11 is an open source window management system used to run Unix based applications. It will allow you to run a Linux app on your Macintosh for example.

It does not allow a MS Windows app to run on the Mac though.