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Topic: X Window System

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Powerful Remote X Displays with FreeNX (Linux DevCenter)
Imagine X server technology with compression so tight that GNOME and KDE sessions yield impressive response times when run over modems with SSH encryption. Don't pinch yourself; you're not dreaming! Tom Adelstein explains how FreeNX is the cure-all to many of X11's ills in this excerpt from Running Linux.

A Firm Foundation for the Linux Desktop (Linux DevCenter)
Nearly every advance of Linux, open source, and free software on the desktop owes a debt to the X Window System. Too often, this debt goes unacknowledged. With the birth of earlier this year, a foundational but once-stagnant project prepares to improve itself and its code to help free desktops everywhere. Andy Oram reports.

TTYs and X Window: Unix Now and Then (
Hubert Feyrer discusses the history of Unix terminal emulation and compares the X Window System to traditional terminal-based I/O.

Security Alerts: Twig, Midnight Commander, and More (Linux DevCenter)
Noel Davis summarizes published open source and Unix exploits. Problems this week include arbitrary code execution in Twig, new symlink attacks, a hidden control code attack on Midnight Commander, and a LANGUAGE attack on glibc.

Security Alerts: Koules Local Root Exploit And More. (Linux DevCenter)
This week's exploits include a local root compromise in Koules 1.4, a buffer overflow in modutilities, and various problems with Alladin Ghostscript.

Security Alerts: OpenBSD Non-exploit and More (Linux DevCenter)
Noel Davis reviews the published exploits from Unix and open source. This week's Insecurities column includes a satirical non-exploit against OpenBSD

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GNOME User's Guide
A guide for new and advanced users of the GNOME desktop environment. It describes how to setup graphical applications and use its control panel and file manager.

KDE User's Guide
A new user's guide to the K Desktop Environment, covering the installation, an overview of the user interface and instructions on how to customize the desktop. It describes a number of desktop applications such as Kmail. [Source: KDE Team]

KDE Quick Start Guide
An introduction to the K Desktop Environment that covers the basics of using the desktop and its applications. [Source: KDE Team]

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