The Joy of X
The architecture of the X window system

By (author) Niall Mansfield

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Niall Mansfield graduated from Trinity College Dublin, where he studied Physics, and computer modelling and simulation as a postgrad. He founded the European X window system User Group and has been Technical Director of a number of technology companies in Cambridge, England. He is now Director and editor at indpependent publisher UIT Cambridge.

Key Selling Points

99% of Linux and UNIX computers use the X Window System to provide their graphical user interface. X is to Linux and UNIX what the Windows part of XP or Vista is to a Microsoft system.