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Chapter 23. Running the X Windows System > Aqua-Like X Windows with OroborOSX

23.5. Aqua-Like X Windows with OroborOSX

OroborOSX, developed by Adrian Umpleby, is a modified version of the oroborus GNOME-compliant X11 window manager created by Ken Lynch. It is designed to make X11 windows look and behave as much like Aqua as possible. Although OroborOSX includes a copy of the XDarwin server, it does not include supporting files such as user binaries, headers, and libraries. So, you should install XFree86 before running OroborOSX. Aside from the prerequisite software, one of the most Mac-like features of OroborOSX is its installation. After unpacking the tarball, drag the OroborOSX folder to the /Applications folder in the Finder. You might also consider adding its icon to the Dock.

To launch OroborOSX, double-click its icon. Launching OroborOSX also starts XDarwin in the background.


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