X Window System Terminals
X Window System terminals, or just X terminals, are display terminals with bitmapped graphics for output, mice and keyboard for input and a network connection for interacting with the computer. The network connection is typically ethernet, but could be any type of network interface with a remote computer.
The terminal runs the X Window System server, either loaded across the network from a host server or contained within a ROM in the terminal. One of the main features of the X Window System is the network transparency of the system -- applications running on any host in the network can display their interface on the terminal.
X terminals first appeared in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Typical manufacturers were Network Computing Devices (NCD), Tektronix, Hewlett-Packard as well as traditional serial terminal providers like Wyse.
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