x11 removal

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jmpantalone, May 9, 2008.

  1. jmpantalone macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Does anyone know what x11 is... and is it safe to remove
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

    Cromulent

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    X11 is a window management system used by many Unix operating systems (including OS X). If you don't use any traditional Unix applications then it is safe to remove but it does have its uses. For instance the GIMP image editor requires X11.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    #3
    A quick search online or of the forum search would have gotten you the answer.

    Here's the last thread on X11.
     

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