This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
James Sabre wrote:Why? What do you think you will gain?
Follow the link (upthread) and see. Read the FAQ there.
In short, X was designed in the late 70s to work with "graphics terminal" that were very dumb and barely capable of graphics. These days, we have tons of smart things, an Apple iPhone has four processors, each more capable than a Vax of the late 70s. X-windows has had to maintain compatibility with all of the system, and a lot of it was never very good, and is now unused. But we can't kill it. Backward compatibility and all that.