A window is a rectangular area on the display screen whose position, size, and contents can be controlled by an application. There may be many applications active at any one time, and each application may have more than one window active at any one time. Windows are created, managed, and closed down by requests from the applications or clients, to a server, the windows manager.
The definition of the X Windows system covers both the behavior of the windows manager, and the form and content of messages that pass between the windows manager and the client applications. The windows manager and the client applications may either coexist on a single workstation (typically a small UNIX system), or some of the client applications may reside on other systems connected by a network to the workstation that runs the windows manager. Somewhat confusingly, some of the client applications may well run on a server; for example an application requiring the completion of an extensive arithmetic calculation.
"X Windows." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 16, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/x-windows
"X Windows." A Dictionary of Computing. . Retrieved October 16, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/x-windows
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.