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    Wayland Alternatives

    Wayland is described as 'is intended as a simpler replacement for X11, easier to develop and maintain. Desktop environments that support Wayland include GNOME and KDE Plasma' and is a Window Manager in the os & utilities category. There are three alternatives to Wayland for Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is X11, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wayland are XQuartz and Mir.

    Wayland is mainly a Window Manager but alternatives to it may also be Desktop Environments. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Wayland.
    This page was last updated Dec 16, 2021
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    Wayland is intended as a simpler replacement for X11, easier to...
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    1. The X.Org project provides an open source implementation of the X Window System. The development work is being done in conjunction with the freedesktop.org community. The X.
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    2. This provides a windowing system for some applications that normally run on Linux, as well as für forwarding GUI from the server to your client computer.

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      The purpose of Mir is to enable the development of user interfaces shells. In the case of Ubuntu, Mir will be utilized by next generation Unity.
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