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X.desktop[1] was an early desktop environment graphical user interface built on the X Window System. It was developed and sold during the late 1980s and early 1990s by IXI Limited, a British software house based in Cambridge. Versions of X.desktop were available for over 30 different UNIX operating system platforms[2] and it was licensed to various vendors, including Compaq, Locus Computing Corporation, BiiN and Acorn Computers.[3] Early version of X.desktop used Xlib and the Athena widgets; from version 2.0 onwards it was based on the Motif toolkit.[2]


  1. ^ See X.desktop 3 details provided by SCO at "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 29, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Davey, Paul (1994). "Porting and maintaining with X and Motif: a retrospective view". USENIX. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Software across Systems: the Interface Wars" (PDF). Release 1.0 (88-11): 15. 1988-11-09.