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Apple Updates X11X Window System gets functionality, interface improvements
X11 is an X11R6.6 environment that's designed to blend with the standard Mac OS X interface, including an Aqua-like appearance, Quartz window manager, libraries and basic utilities. The new 0.3 version adds some functionality and interface improvements, such as:
- 8-bit visual plane support;
- Command-Q to quit and an option to receive no warning dialog when quitting;
- Several bug fixes, including keyboard mappings with dead keys;
- Windows resizable to any size;
- Hardware-accelerated scrolling in 16-bit mode.
X11 0.3 is available now as a free download. For more information or to download the software, visit http://www.apple.com/macosx/x11.
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