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BetaNews: Apple Bridges OS X and Linux with X11 Beta

Jan 09, 2003, 16:00 (14 Talkback[s])
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"One of the quieter announcements coming out of this week's Macworld Expo in San Francisco is the beta release of X11 for Mac OS X. Based on XFree86 4.2.1, X11 for Mac OS X provides the same windowing environment used by a myriad of Linux and UNIX applications. Apple has ported the client and server libraries, and provides headers in the SDK in order to simplify porting X11 applications to Mac.

"Because Mac OS X finds its roots in FreeBSD, it is no surprise that Apple is courting open source developers to its Darwin platform..."

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