Originally posted by adds2one
Could someone tell me does it matter which version of x I use? I have just installed Slackware 10.1 which came with x11-6.8.1 but a lot of things I read on this site refer to various versions of xfree86.
What is the difference? Am I limiting myself by using one or the other?
Also, I just noticed that there is a newer version of xorg, x11R6.8.2, is it a good idea to upgrade?
Your current version is probably OK for the moment which is lucky because installing a new version of X is a big job (probably best to just wait until the Slackware packages are updated).
As for limiting yourself by only using one, no you aren't going to be limited yet as they aren't that
different at the moment -- all the drivers will work in either as far as I know (xorg came from the XFree86 code).