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Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free and open-source desktop environment for Unix and Unix-like operating systems, such as Linux, Solaris, and BSD. [1]

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An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters (as in NATO or laser) and sometimes syllables (as in Benelux).

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is the common name for a keyboard shortcut that has been in Microsoft Windows since Windows 3.0.

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Antergos is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux.

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Arch Linux

Arch Linux (or Arch) is a Linux distribution for computers based on x86-64 architectures.

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Archive file

An archive file is a file that is composed of one or more computer files along with metadata........

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Association for Computing Machinery

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an international learned society for computing.

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BackBox is a penetration test and security assessment oriented Ubuntu-based Linux distribution providing a network and informatic systems analysis toolkit.

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Berkeley Software Distribution

Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) was a Unix operating system derivative developed and distributed by the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California, Berkeley, from 1977 to 1995.

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Black Lab Linux

Black Lab Linux is a free software Linux distribution for x86 and x86-64 hardware.

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Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.

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BSD licenses

BSD licenses are a family of permissive free software licenses, imposing minimal restrictions on the use and redistribution of covered software.

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Budgie (desktop environment)

Budgie is a desktop environment that uses GNOME technologies such as GTK+ (> 3.x) and is developed by the Solus project as well as by contributors from numerous communities like openSUSE Tumbleweed, Arch Linux and Ubuntu Budgie.

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C (programming language)

C (as in the letter ''c'') is a general-purpose, imperative computer programming language, supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope and recursion, while a static type system prevents many unintended operations.

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Calendaring Extensions to WebDAV, or CalDAV, is an Internet standard allowing a client to access scheduling information on a remote server.

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Cinnamon (software)

Cinnamon is a free and open-source desktop environment for the X Window System that derives from GNOME 3 but follows traditional desktop metaphor conventions.

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Client-Side Decoration

Client-Side Decoration (CSD) is the concept of combinating a title bar, menu bar and tool bar in one horizontal bar in order to give more space to application content, reducing the amount of wasted space by showing a virtually empty title bar, at the cost of making the UI inconsistent between programs, and making window manager interactions like maximizing or closing a window impossible for misbehaving programs.

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Clipboard manager

A clipboard manager is a computer program that adds functionality to an operating system's clipboard.

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Common Desktop Environment

The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is a desktop environment for Unix and OpenVMS, based on the Motif widget toolkit.

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Compositing window manager

A compositing window manager, or compositor, is a window manager that provides applications with an off-screen buffer for each window.

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In computing, D-Bus (for "Desktop Bus"), a software bus, is an inter-process communication (IPC) and remote procedure call (RPC) mechanism that allows communication between multiple computer programs (that is, processes) concurrently running on the same machine.

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Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system that is composed entirely of free software, and packaged by a group of individuals participating in the Debian Project.

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Desktop environment

In computing, a desktop environment (DE) is an implementation of the desktop metaphor made of a bundle of programs running on top of a computer operating system, which share a common graphical user interface (GUI), sometimes described as a graphical shell.

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Devuan is a fork of the Debian GNU/Linux distribution that started in November 2014.

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Dialog box

The graphical control element dialog box (also called dialogue box (British English) or just dialog) is a small window that communicates information to the user and prompts them for a response.

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Display resolution

The display resolution or display modes of a digital television, computer monitor or display device is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed.

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Drag and drop

In computer graphical user interfaces, drag and drop is a pointing device gesture in which the user selects a virtual object by "grabbing" it and dragging it to a different location or onto another virtual object.

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Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre

Dragora GNU/Linux-Libre is an Argentine GNU/Linux distribution It is written from scratch sharing some similarities with Slackware.

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Emmabuntüs is a Linux distribution derived from Ubuntu/Debian and designed to facilitate the repacking of computers donated to humanitarian organizations like the Emmaüs Communities.

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Fedora (operating system)

Fedora is a Linux distribution developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat.

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File manager

A file manager or file browser is a computer program that provides a user interface to manage files and folders.

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File Transfer Protocol

The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network.

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Fork (software development)

In software engineering, a project fork happens when developers take a copy of source code from one software package and start independent development on it, creating a distinct and separate piece of software.

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Free and open-source software

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software.

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Free software

Free software or libre software is computer software distributed under terms that allow users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute it and any adapted versions.

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FreeBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).

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freedesktop.org (fd.o) is a project to work on interoperability and shared base technology for free software desktop environments for the X Window System (X11) on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

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GIO (software)

GIO (Gnome Input/Output) is a library, designed to present programmers with a modern and usable interface to a virtual file system.

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GNOME is a desktop environment composed of free and open-source software that runs on Linux and most BSD derivatives.

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GNOME Files, formerly and internally known as Nautilus, is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop.

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GNU General Public License

The GNU General Public License (GNU GPL or GPL) is a widely used free software license, which guarantees end users the freedom to run, study, share and modify the software.

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GNU Lesser General Public License

The GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) is a free software license published by the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

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Graphical user interface

The graphical user interface (GUI), is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, instead of text-based user interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.

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GStreamer is a pipeline-based multimedia framework that links together a wide variety of media processing systems to complete complex workflows.

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GTK+ (formerly GIMP Toolkit) is a cross-platform widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces.

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HAL (software)

HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer or rather Hardware Annotation Library) is a software subsystem for UNIX-like operating systems providing hardware abstraction.

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ibiblio (formerly SunSITE.unc.edu and MetaLab.unc.edu) is a "collection of collections," and hosts a diverse range of publicly available information and open source content, including software, music, literature, art, history, science, politics, and cultural studies.

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iCalendar is a computer file format which allows Internet users to send meeting requests and tasks to other Internet users by sharing or sending files in this format through various methods.

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Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian-derived Linux distribution designed for digital forensics and penetration testing.

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Korora (operating system)

Korora (previously Kororaa) is a remix of the Fedora Linux distribution.

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Leafpad is an open source text editor for Linux, BSD, and Maemo.

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Library (computing)

In computer science, a library is a collection of non-volatile resources used by computer programs, often for software development.

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Lightweight (disambiguation)

Lightweight may refer to.

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Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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Linux distribution

A Linux distribution (often abbreviated as distro) is an operating system made from a software collection, which is based upon the Linux kernel and, often, a package management system.

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Linux Gazette

The Linux Gazette was a monthly self-published Linux computing webzine, published between July 1995 and June 2011.

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Linux Lite

Linux Lite is a Linux distribution, based on Debian and Ubuntu and created by a team led by Jerry Bezencon.

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Linux Mint

Linux Mint is a community-driven Linux distribution based on Debian and Ubuntu that strives to be a "modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use." Linux Mint provides full out-of-the-box multimedia support by including some proprietary software and comes bundled with a variety of free and open-source applications.

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List of computing mascots

This is a list of computing mascots.

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LXDE (abbreviation for Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a free desktop environment with comparatively low resource requirements.

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Mageia is a Linux-based operating system, distributed as free and open source software.

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Manjaro Linux

Manjaro Linux, or simply Manjaro, is an open source operating system for computers.

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MATE (software)

MATE is a desktop environment composed of free and open-source software that runs on Linux and most BSD derivatives.

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MX Linux

MX Linux is a midweight Linux operating system based on Debian stable and using core antiX components, with additional software created and/or packaged by the MX community.

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Mythbuntu is a discontinued media center operating system based on Ubuntu, which integrated the MythTV media center software as its main function, and did not install with all of the programs included with Ubuntu.

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NetBoot is a technology from Apple which enables Macs with capable firmware (i.e. New World ROM) to boot from a network, rather than a local hard disk or optical disc drive.

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Notification area

In computing, a notification area (also system tray or status area) is the portion of the user interface that displays icons for system and program features that have no presence on the desktop as well as the time and the volume icon.

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Olivier Fourdan

Olivier Fourdan is the creator of the Xfce desktop environment, for which development began at the end of 1996.

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OpenBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

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openSUSE, formerly SUSE Linux and SuSE Linux Professional, is a Linux-based project and distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies.

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Optical disc authoring

Optical disc authoring, including DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring is the process of assembling source material—video, audio or other data—into the proper logical volume format to then be recorded ("burned") onto an optical disc (typically a compact disc or DVD).

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OSNews is a computing news website that originally focused on operating systems and their related technologies that launched in 1997, but is now aggregating consumer electronics news.

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Page orientation

Page orientation is the way in which a rectangular page is oriented for normal viewing.

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Pandora (console)

The Pandora is a handheld game console and mobile personal computer originally released in 2010. It is designed to take advantage of existing free and open-source software and to be a target for homebrew development. It includes several features that no handheld game consoles have previously had, making it a cross between a handheld game console and a subnotebook. It is developed and produced by OpenPandora, which is made up of former distributors and community members of the GP32 and GP2X handhelds. Until 2013 multiple batches of slightly updated Pandora variants were produced. In 2014 the development of a redesigned and upgraded successor, called DragonBox Pyra, was started.

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PC power management

PC power management refers to the mechanism for controlling the power use of personal computer hardware.

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Polkit (formerly PolicyKit) is a component for controlling system-wide privileges in Unix-like operating systems.

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Principle of least privilege

In information security, computer science, and other fields, the principle of least privilege (PoLP, also known as the principle of minimal privilege or the principle of least authority) requires that in a particular abstraction layer of a computing environment, every module (such as a process, a user, or a program, depending on the subject) must be able to access only the information and resources that are necessary for its legitimate purpose.

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Proprietary software

Proprietary software is non-free computer software for which the software's publisher or another person retains intellectual property rights—usually copyright of the source code, but sometimes patent rights.

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Qubes OS

Qubes OS is a security-focused desktop operating system that aims to provide security through isolation.

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RandR ("resize and rotate") is a communications protocol written as an extension to the X11 protocol.

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Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Linux, assembled by the company Red Hat, was a widely used Linux distribution until its discontinuation in 2004.

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Refresh rate

The refresh rate (most commonly the "vertical refresh rate", "vertical scan rate" for cathode ray tubes) is the number of times in a second that a display hardware updates its buffer.

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SalineOS was a computer operating system composed of software packages released as free and open source software, primarily under the GNU General Public License.

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Scalable Vector Graphics

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML-based vector image format for two-dimensional graphics with support for interactivity and animation.

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Server Message Block

In computer networking, Server Message Block (SMB), one version of which was also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS), operates as an application-layer network protocol mainly used for providing shared access to files, printers, and serial ports and miscellaneous communications between nodes on a network.

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Shared resource

In computing, a shared resource, or network share, is a computer resource made available from one host to other hosts on a computer network.

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Slackware is a Linux distribution created by Patrick Volkerding in 1993.

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Software repository

A software repository, colloquially known as a "repo" for short, is a storage location from which software packages may be retrieved and installed on a computer.

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Solaris (operating system)

Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems.

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SolydXK is a Dutch Linux distribution based on Debian.

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SourceForge is a Web-based service that offers software developers a centralized online location to control and manage free and open-source software projects.

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SSH File Transfer Protocol

In computing, the SSH File Transfer Protocol (also Secure File Transfer Protocol, or SFTP) is a network protocol that provides file access, file transfer, and file management over any reliable data stream.

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SuperTuxKart (STK) is a free and open-source kart racing video game, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3.

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SystemRescueCd is an operating system for the x86 computer platform, though the primary purpose of SystemRescueCD is to repair unbootable or otherwise damaged computer systems after a system crash.

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A taskbar is an element of a graphical user interface which has various purposes.

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Terminal emulator

A terminal emulator, terminal application, or term, is a program that emulates a video terminal within some other display architecture.

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Text editor

A text editor is a type of computer program that edits plain text.

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Thunar is a file manager for Linux and other Unix-like systems, initially written using the GTK+ 2 toolkit and later ported to the GTK+ 3 toolkit.

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Transifex is a proprietary, web-based translation platform; that is to say, it is a globalization management system (GMS).

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UberStudent is a free and open-source computer operating system and collection of programs aimed toward especially higher education and secondary students and their teachers and schools.

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Ubuntu (operating system)

Ubuntu (stylized as ubuntu) is a free and open source operating system and Linux distribution based on Debian.

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Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu Studio is a recognized flavor, Canonical Ltd., Retrieved on 1 August 2013 of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, which is geared to general multimedia production.

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udev (userspace /dev) is a device manager for the Linux kernel.

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Unix (trademarked as UNIX) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, development starting in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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Unix philosophy

The Unix philosophy, originated by Ken Thompson, is a set of cultural norms and philosophical approaches to minimalist, modular software development.

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A Unix-like (sometimes referred to as UN*X or *nix) operating system is one that behaves in a manner similar to a Unix system, while not necessarily conforming to or being certified to any version of the Single UNIX Specification.

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User (computing)

A user is a person who utilizes a computer or network service.

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Void Linux

Void Linux is an independent Linux distribution that uses the XBPS (the X Binary Package System) package manager, which was designed and implemented from scratch, and the runit init system.

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A wiki is a website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser.

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Window manager

A window manager is system software that controls the placement and appearance of windows within a windowing system in a graphical user interface.

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X window manager

An X window manager is a window manager which runs on top of the X Window System, a windowing system mainly used on Unix-like systems.

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Xfce (pronounced as four individual letters) is a free and open-source desktop environment for Unix and Unix-like operating systems, such as Linux, Solaris, and BSD.

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Xfce Terminal

Terminal is a terminal emulator built for the Xfce desktop environment using GTK+.

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XForms (toolkit)

XForms is a GUI toolkit based on Xlib for the X Window System.

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Xubuntu is a Canonical Ltd.–recognized, community-maintained derivative of the Ubuntu operating system.

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