Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Feb 2012 11:29 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Mac OS X "As noticed by several users running the developer preview version of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Apple is no longer including its X11 application for running software through the X Window System interface. [...] The X Window System has an extensive open source history, with development on the Mac side being handled under the XQuartz project. Apple's X11 application has been based on this effort, although as with many open source projects bundled for use in commercial software, X11 has generally been somewhat behind the latest XQuartz releases. The current version of X11 is 2.6.3, while XQuartz is currently available in version 2.7.0." Makes perfect sense. I mean, you guys were using XQuartz already anyway, right?
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RE: Comment Title
by redshift on Mon 20th Feb 2012 04:48 UTC in reply to "Comment Title"
redshift
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2006-05-06

Yep well that's another reason why I won't even start using OSX. There's just no telling what they'll take away next. Apple and Sony...


They really aren not taking away anything. XQuartz is the same open source project that that apple based there X11 for OSX on. The only difference is that the XQuartz version is up to date instead of waiting for Apple to release it.

Apple is advocating that users use XQuartz. Sony on the other hand, made users choose between having a PS3 that can play games online or having linux on it.

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by Elv13 on Mon 20th Feb 2012 06:01 in reply to "RE: Comment Title"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

And Apple actually pay for XQuartz development. In fact, Apple is responsible for Xorg release management as of late. This is a lot to say if they don't care. Yes, it may be a team of 1, but a team of one it is.

What they are taking away of CUPS is much more important. But well, for most of the stuff, it make sense. Using Avahi/Bonjour/Zeroconf instead of port 631 is probably a bit problematic for servers, but make sense for users.

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