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Linux Journal: Linux GUIs

Apr 01, 2000, 00:51 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)

"One of the first things people see when looking at Linux is the desktop, or Graphical User Interface (GUI). Unlike most other operating systems such as MS Windows, BeOS and MacOS, with Linux (and UNIX) you have a choice of which GUI to use. Additionally, you have the ability to change the look and feel of any of the GUIs."

"Unlike MS Windows, BeOS and MacOS, where the GUI is an integral part of the operating system, the graphical environment in Linux is made up of a bunch of pieces."

"The bottom-level piece is called the X Window System..."

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