What X Server Is and Why You Do NOT Need It

Spend enough time using Linux and you are bound to hear terms like “X Server”, “Xorg”, “X Windows”, or “X11”. All of these terms refer to the same technology, and none of them are things you need for your Linux-based dedicated server.
On Linux and Unix-like operating systems, the X Server is a layer that […]

To X or Not to X

On Linux, FreeBSD, and other Unix-like operating systems, the graphical interface layer is an optional separate component from the kernel and lower-level OS. Because of this, it is not necessary to have a graphical interface at all. Nevertheless, many distributions do come with the X Window System installed by default. Some may […]