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X marks the spot for Unix

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The X Window System may not be in the limelight like the Microsoft Windows interface, but it remains vibrant and developers continue to enhance it.

About 30 developers from companies such as Intel, Sun Microsystems and VMware are attending the X.org Developer's Conference in Menlo Park, Calif. this week to ponder the direction of the X Window System.

Projects discussed Wednesday included MultiPointer X (MPX), which is intended to boost collaboration by allowing more than one mouse device to direct activity on a screen. Also discussed was RandR, for the Resize and Rotate extension, which is about enabling a screen to run at different resolutions.

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