X - The Linux/Unix GUI
The Linux and Unix Graphical User Interface is called many things: X, X11, X11R6, X Windows, and X Window System are the most common. X provides a modular way of building graphical user interfaces allowing users to choose the look and feel of their desktops. Some users can choose a Spartan desktop while others can choose a heavyweight, widget-rich desktop, like KDE and Gnome. X also easily allows desktops to be remote from the computers that are running their programs.
This course teaches you how to configure and use the features of X along with how you would choose the software, called window managers, that sits on top of X to provide additional functionality. You'll learn how to use X to support remote desktops and how to run nested X servers.
You should have a basic understanding of Linux or Unix.
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