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On Wednesday 22 January 2003 04:38 pm, John Bradford wrote:
> > > 2 for "X Window"
> > > 10 for "X Windows"
> > > 13 for Motif
> >
> > Unfoturnely the search engines are not that good.
>
> Actually, they are not that inaccurate, considering that there is no
> such thing as "X Windows".
>
> The name of the software you are refering to is The X Window System,
> or just X. The version that is commonly in use these days is often
> called X11R6, X11, or R6.
>
> Why is this mistake almost never mentioned, and yet the discussions
> about whether Linux or GNU/Linux is the correct never seem to stop?
>
> John.

Yes - I knew about that mistake, which is what I assumed when I made the
query. HR droids insist on putting the "s" on it because it "just rolls off
the tongue" so easily. It is also because M$ shoves the word as belonging to
them so hard in their advertising.

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