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    Phoronix: X11 Turns 25 Years Old Today

    It was 25 years ago today, on 15 September 1987, that Version 11 Release 1 of the X Window System (a.k.a. X11) was released. X11 has evolved a long way since then, but this 25-year-old technology out of MIT remains at the heart of every Linux desktop.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=17889

  • #2
    A nice age to die. Especially if you are a computer program.

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    • #3
      X12

      Does X12 have to be implemented all at once to be switched to or could it be a gradual change?

      X12 is not only about adding stuff and fixing stuff, it is also about removing stuff.

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      • #4
        is any part of the original code still used on my ubuntu 12.04?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
          Does X12 have to be implemented all at once to be switched to or could it be a gradual change?

          X12 is not only about adding stuff and fixing stuff, it is also about removing stuff.
          You could say that wayland IS X12 - it will reuse much code in X11 stack and remove non-used features / aspects of x11

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          • #6
            RHEL 7 will use x.org so that it another decade of http://www.tmrepository.com/trademar...otrealcrashes/

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            • #7
              The only fun X11 gave us.

              The only retarded technology I hate more is IE6.

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              • #8
                hating x is like shooting a retarted baby. very few pause and think why it has sucked for decaded. this is because unix is primaraliy used in servers/mainframes and you don't need tear-free scrolling on a database cluster. not a mention its an attack surface because it runs in root. neckbeards will BS thought their teeth that x11 is widely used but the fact remains that its majority usage is on aging unix workstations and not average homes.

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                • #9
                  This old dog will never die. I bet it will be in use for another 25 years.

                  Happy birthday.

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                  • #10
                    *Salute* Here's to another 25 years.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mark45 View Post
                      The only fun X11 gave us.

                      The only retarded technology I hate more is IE6.
                      Let's not post decade+ old articles that complain about things that have been fixed or are no longer relevant.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by siride View Post
                        Let's not post decade+ old articles that complain about things that have been fixed or are no longer relevant.
                        That's from the "Unix Haters" book. It was meant to be a funny troll, written by people who were using Unix for a long time; you can't take it too seriously to begin with.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by curaga
                          *Salute* Here's to another 25 years.

                          Originally posted by RealNC
                          This old dog will never die. I bet it will be in use for another 25 years.
                          You both deserve to be locked in a room with a computer running win Me and a media player with only the discography of Rebeca Black.

                          (and no internet)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                            You both deserve to be locked in a room with a computer running win Me and a media player with only the discography of Rebeca Black.

                            (and no internet)
                            I'm rooting for Wayland. I do believe that X11 is obviously outdated technology. All I said was that I don't expect X11 to go away anytime soon. Even if Wayland is widely adopted.

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                            • #15
                              While X has its deficiencies, about zero of those affect me. Similarly, I would gain nothing by a move to Wayland.

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