Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:15 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Finally. Finally the leader of a major distribution who has the guts to stand up and say what a lot of people have known for a long time, but didn't dare to say because it usually leads to a storm of criticism. Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will be moving away from X.org, opting to go with Wayland instead.
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Mac OS X and X11
by s_groening on Sun 7th Nov 2010 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE: That's an easy statement"
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What Apple abandoned with Mac OS X wasn't X11 but Adobes Display Postscript technology, in favor of Quartz which is a sort of compositing engine built on 'display PDF'.

Display Postscript provided superior graphics in WYSIWYG printing and DTP environments, but the licensing fees seem to have been more than Apple was willing to pay, so it developed its own display model instead.

Sun Microsystems' X11 was extended to provide the needed Display Postscript support for OpenStep to run on Solaris, but this never played a part in Apple's decision making since NeXT OPENSTEP (the Mach 4.0/4.1/4.2 based operating system based on NeXT Computer and Sun Microsystems' joint efforts towards developing OpenStep as a platform neutral application and development environment, running on NeXTSTEP/OPENSTEP, Sun Solaris and Windows NT, eventually leading Sun to develop Java in order to achieve the same goals) and not OpenStep (on Solaris) served as the basis of Mac OS X.

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