XQuartz Alternatives

    XQuartz is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are three alternatives to XQuartz for Linux and BSD. The best alternative is Wayland, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XQuartz are X11 (Free, Open Source) and Mir (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 22, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Wayland is intended as a simpler replacement for X, easier to develop and maintain. GNOME and KDE are expected to be ported to it.
    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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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