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Module 3 X Window ♦ Introduction The X Window System (‘X’ or ‘X11’) is a graphical windowing system that was developed at MIT in 1984. ♦ The Linux GUI has KDE and GNOME as their two major desktop environments. ♦ Topics ► X Window System ► KDE ► GNOME
X Window X Window System ♦ X Window System is an advanced, graphical computing and network environment, designed as a multi-user system. ♦ X is the foundation for the graphical user interface (GUI). ♦ Provides low-level mechanism for managing graphics display. ♦ Linux Provides two types of standard X Window systems. ► KDE ► GNOME
X Window ♦ KDE (Korn Desktop Environment) is a network transparent modern desktop environment for Linux workstations. ► It provides a friendly graphical interface. ♦ KDE Desktop Contd… KDE
X Window ♦ KDE provides four desktops to display multiple actions. ♦ Panel toolbar contains the menu icon, web browser, printer, word processor and other commonly used applications. KDE
X Window ♦ Files and directories can be browsed using the konqueror. ♦ Taskbar displays all running applications, both minimized and displayed, on all desktops. File Handling in KDE
X Window Changing graphical login session ♦ Desktop Switcher
X Window ♦ GNU Network Object Model Environment (GNOME) is the official desktop of the GNU Project. ♦ GNOME is the default session in Linux. ♦ It is a fast Linux desktop and is user-friendly. ♦ The aim of its development was to make the user interface interaction with the graphical session simple. ► GNOME Desktop GNOME
X Window Customizing Desktop ♦ Desktop can be customized by changing its background, themes and display settings.
X Window Launching Applications ♦ The open office applications in Linux are similar to the MS-Office in Windows. Some of the applications include: ► Open office.org Word ► Open office.org Spread sheet ► Open office.org Create presentation ► Ximian Evolution (i.e same as Outlook Express in Windows)
X Window Changing emblems for files and directories ♦ The Emblems tab offers the option to add graphical descriptive symbols to the icon.
X Window ♦ The Permissions tab provides access to the access, read, and write permission settings for this file for the user, the group, or others. Changing file permissions for files and directories
X Window Lab Exercises ♦ How to change the file or directory permissions in GUI mode.