X is now free of XFree86

Posted by dave on Apr 15, 2004 7:14 AM EDT
The Register; By Andrew Orlowski
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A new version of the X11 windowing system, used by Unix-like operating systems including Linux, will become generally available in ten days time. This is significant as it's likely to be the version that will face most users in future distributions. Known as X11R6.7, it's the first release from the XOrg consortium. This was originally founded to steer the specification in May 1999, but only recently decided to do something about it, citing the glacial pace of development by the XFree86 consortium.

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