What is Desktop X?

Discussion in 'Desktop / X' started by Smokey, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Smokey

    Smokey New Member

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    I've heard the term on various occasions but I do not know what Desktop X is. Is it a distro of Linux? Could someone please enlighten me as to what Desktop X actually is? I'd love to know. Thanks!

  2. KenJackson

    KenJackson Active Member

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    I don't know that I've seen a definition, but that phrase seems to reference the desktop metaphor as implemented by "X", The X Windows System. (Note that "X Window" is singular.)

    Although if you leave the space out, it's a commercial product that doesn't seem to have anything to do with X Window.
  3. Jamsers

    Jamsers New Member

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    Desktop X refers to a desktop environment that uses the X Window System, which is the primary windowing system used by most Linux distributions. When someone says Desktop X, he's usually referring to the major desktop environments in the Linux ecosystem such as Gnome, KDE, ect.

    So for example, this forum is named Desktop X, which means that this forum is for discussing problems you may have with the desktop environment itself. Problems like that involve something like unmovable windows, usability problems, missing taskbars, ect.
  4. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, I probably could have named it "Desktop" .. "X" .. or "Desktop / X" ... different people call it different things. I just meant it as the GUI - graphical user environment..
  5. DarthVader3257

    DarthVader3257 New Member

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    I'm pretty sure Desktop X has to do something with Windows and it's desktop. You may want to do some further research if you are looking into getting it soon. It seems pretty cool, and I may try it out myself.
  6. Stefano Messicano

    Stefano Messicano New Member

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    DesktopX is a revolutionary software that allows you to change the desktop, and improve it with new items such as calendars, weather, stock quotes ...
    DesktopX objects can be combined to create a fully customized desktop.
  7. boyce

    boyce New Member

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    Desktop X is a program that allow user to create and modify their own desktop.desktop X mostly includes objects,widgets and gadgets.
  8. Victor Leigh

    Victor Leigh Member

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    DesktopX is the tradename of a set of programs used in Windows. Since we are talking about Linux here, I think you are referring to X Desktop which is derived from X Window Manager.

    X Desktop comes in many flavors which are independent of the distros. The default desktop usually is Gnome. Then there is a heavyweight desktop called KDE. On the other side of the scale, we have very minimalist desktops like Blackbox. Still on the light side and gaining popularity are LXDE and XFCE. XFCE is a bit ahead of LXDE after it's adopted by many distros like Linux Mint and Ubuntu.
  9. kimipatel

    kimipatel New Member

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    Desktop X is a desktop enhancement program that allows users to build their own custom desktops. User creations can be exported as .desktop files or as widgets. The program is distributed with Object Desktop as well as stand-alone.
    DesktopX is a program that lets users build their own desktops. These objects can come in all sizes and shapes. They can have scripts attached to them, they can be combined together to form mini applications or turned into an entire desktop.
  10. Nbiser

    Nbiser New Member

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    Desktop X is a GUI(graphical user interface). It is what you move your mouse around in etc. You can open windows, use graphical word processors and much much more. This is different from a CLI(command line interface), where all you have is a prompt and a blinking cursor. You can only navigate a CLI with the keyboard, mice aren't supported. (A prompt is line of text that lets you know that the CLI is ready to take imput.)

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