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Linux 101 Essentials

On Fri, 30 Jun 2000, Kevin M. Gleason wrote:
>X, X11, X windows establishes a graphical interface between the user and
>Linux. Was written at MIT as part of project Athena. X deals with
>definition of mouse type and screen resolution(s) during setup and
>Gnome, KDE, FailSafe, and AnotherLevel are graphical environments that
>use X to 'draw' their icons on the desktops.
>Are my assumptions correct?

Yeah, I think that's the basic idea.
X Window server serves to clients which are window managers.
There is a very nice detailed book called "Xlib Programming Manual"
from O'Reilly. It even shows how to program a basic window manager.

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