Canonical announces Mir display server to replace X Windows

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Mar 4, 2013 10:19 PM EDT
The Register; By Neil McAllister
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Canonical has announced plans to develop new, open source Linux display-server software called Mir, in a move that it says will help further its goal of offering a unified Ubuntu user experience across PCs, smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. Traditionally, desktop Linux distributions have rendered their GUIs using software derived from the X Window System – X, for short – a venerable graphics layer that was developed for Unix by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1980s.

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