x11 and security? (also final cut)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BabaG, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. BabaG macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2007
    there are a couple of apps i'd like to run that require x11
    (openoffice, gimp). an admin once cautioned me about x11 in
    context of opening up security holes. is this something i
    really need to worry about? if so, what do i need to do to
    secure the operating environment when using x11?

    secondarily, the main app i want to run is final cut pro.
    does fcp run under x11? i'd like to run fcp along with gimp
    and/or openoffice at the same time. that would seem to
    require running fcp under x11. does that work, or would i
    have to be switching between x11 and aqua all the time?

    opinions please,
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    X11 is an app. It has no greater privileges than any other app running on your account.

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