Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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rootless?
by el.pescado on Tue 29th Jun 2010 10:36 UTC
el.pescado
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2010-06-29

You should not use word "rootless" to describe server that is run by non-root.

"Rootless" has a totally different meaning in X. A "rootless X server" is a X server that does not have root window (desktop). For example X servers in MS Windows or OS X are rootless - because they do not draw background - they "embed" X windows in native windows.

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