What exactly is X11 ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Omacc, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Omacc macrumors member

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    i have the latest osx on my macbook and i heard x11 works for windows applications or something?
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

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

    jW
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    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.
     
  4. Omacc thread starter macrumors member

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    ok thank you
     

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