Short for X Window; software that controls the display and input devices, thereby providing a software foundation on top of which desktop managers like KDE are able to run.


Version 11 of the X software, currently in use on most desktop Linux systems.

XFree86 Project

Organization that creates X software and, in particular, a set of programs called XFree86. At one time, every distribution of Linux used XFree86 software, but most now use similar software from the Xorg organization.


The service responsible for starting various network servers on the computer.


Audio player program.


Simple program that allows you to run a shell under X. This program has the advantage of being available on most Linux systems that offer a GUI.

Beginning SUSE Linux from Novice to Professional
Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional
ISBN: 1590594584
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 293
Authors: Keir Thomas

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