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Re: Attempted Progress Report: Sarge

Quoting Nathanael Nerode (neroden@twcny.rr.com):
> Andrew Suffield <asuffield> wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 05, 2004 at 01:59:14PM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> >>X Windows:
> >
> >May you burn over a slow flame.
> Huh?  I don't get it.

To quote one of Chris Browne's Web pages:

   You may have come here looking for information on  The X Window

   To be perfectly pedantic, the graphical system used on Linux and Unix
   and BSD OSes is not called XWindows or X Windows.

   The word "Windows" is apparently trademarked by Microsoft, and hence
   references to X where there is an "s" added to the word "Window" can be
   argued to be a trademark infringement.

   X is commonly called "The X Window System," "X," "X11," "X11R6." Some
   people prefer to describe it as "X Windows" specifically because it bugs
   the purists. 

Cheers,        "A raccoon tangled with a 23,000 volt line, today.  The results
Rick Moen       blacked out 1400 homes and, of course, one raccoon."
rick@linuxmafia.com                                  -- Steel City News

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