What is X? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Microsoft glossary:

X is a shortened name for the X Window System. X originated in the early 1980s as the result of a research collaboration between Stanford University and MIT (aided by IBM) to develop a cross-platform windowing system.

This was last updated in May 2008
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