Template:X Window System

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A special X Window System template for use to fast describe X11.

1 Usage

This template should be added to the pages between 'noinclude' tags:

<noinclude>{{X Window System}}</noinclude>

A brief description of the template, usage instructions, and output example should also be added between the 'noinclude' tags (as in this template).

The template wikitext must be written between 'includeonly' tags:

<includeonly>...</includeonly>

2 Example

The X Window System provides the foundation for a graphical user interface. Prior to installing a desktop environment, a functional X server installation is required. See Xorg for detailed information.
X provides the basic framework, or primitives, for building such GUI environments: drawing and moving windows on the screen and interacting with a mouse and keyboard. X does not mandate the user interface — individual client programs known as window managers handle this. As such, the visual styling of X-based environments varies greatly; different programs may present radically different interfaces. X is built as an additional (application) abstraction layer on top of the operating system kernel.

The user is free to configure their GUI environment in any number of ways. Desktop environments simply provide a complete and convenient means of accomplishing this task.