X11 utility, what the hell is it?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LeandrodaFL, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    Is this direct x11? Is this Mac OS X version 11? Is this Mac OS XI? Please enlight me
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    As I understand it is a UNIX thing that provides a visual user interface for some programs that use it.
    As I remember, for example, Open Office for Mac OS X required the installation of X11.
     
  3. Shawnpk macrumors 6502

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    If I'm not mistaken, I believe Inkscape also uses X11.
     
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    GIMP also uses X11.
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    It is the X Window System, the standard Unix GUI.

    It is used by applications programmed against standard Unix GUI APIs, not Apple proprietary or portable ones mapping to Apple.
     

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