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    What is Wayland

    Hello everyone I was wonder about something I've seen it mentioned a few times and was wondering if someone could explain how Wayland works and does every Ubuntu based OS have it installed

    Thanks so much

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    Re: What is Wayland

    This may be helpful in answering some of your questions. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Wayland

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    Re: What is Wayland

    Wayland is a new implementation of X, with a reduced feature set. Whether Wayland is any good, depends on your use case. For the kind of things I like to do, I need X.

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    Re: What is Wayland

    This link may also be of help.
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    Re: What is Wayland

    Wayland is essentially an implementation of an X server, and it is built not to be an extension of the existing X server.

    Instead, it wants to have its own set of libraries where clients (i.e client applications) are free to talk to a Wayland server using the Wayland Protocol.

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    Re: What is Wayland

    Quote Originally Posted by HermanAB View Post
    Wayland is a new implementation of X, with a reduced feature set. Whether Wayland is any good, depends on your use case. For the kind of things I like to do, I need X.
    +1. I need X11 network support too. I run very few programs locally on the machine I'm at. Most run on more powerful hardware somewhere else and only the GUI is displayed locally. This is something that people using MS-Windows often have never seen or thought about.

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