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Old 01-15-2005, 07:48 PM   #1
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Xfree, XF86, Xorg?

Whats the difference between them? XF86 = XFree, Xorg = Xorg?
Old 01-15-2005, 07:51 PM   #2
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XFree86 is actualy better and I always wanted to install it over cygwin but the damn thing never worked because they where removed packages... (pissed me off)
Old 01-15-2005, 08:07 PM   #3
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XF86 does = Xfree(86). Xorg is a fork of the last Xfree86 release which had a license which was compatible with the GPL (the current XFree license has a clause which caused a lot of bother). Also, Xorg is being more actively developed, so more interesting things are happening with it. XFree86 has been abandoned by just about every Linux distro, so it's becoming less and less relevant.

Old 01-15-2005, 08:52 PM   #4
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XFree86 is actualy better
Got something to back that up...?
Old 01-15-2005, 09:31 PM   #5
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I fail to see how Xfree86 could be better than Xorg. XFree86 wasn't just dropped coz of the licensing issue, but also because the development process was slow and not open.
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Xorg! w00t! More development, and a better liscense (probably why there is more development and threfore a better X server. =P)


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