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Re: Screen Readers and Operating Systems (was Re: accessible banking:)

From: Nic Rodgers <nic.rodgers@enableinteractive.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 15:00:44 +0000
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Message-ID: <BE269B9C.6DB3%nic.rodgers@enableinteractive.co.uk>

Mac OS X can run 'true' Mac OS X applications but can also run any of the
thousands of X11 unix-based applications too...

>From the Apple Mac OS X website <http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/x11/>:

X11 for Mac OS X offers a complete X Window System implementation for
running X11-based applications on Mac OS X. Based on the de facto-standard
for X11, the open source XFree86 project, X11 for Mac OS X is compatible,
fast and fully integrated with Mac OS X. It includes the full X11R6.6
technology including a window server, libraries and basic utilities such as

On 2/2/05 2:53 pm, "David Dorward" <david@dorward.me.uk> wrote:

> Gnopernicus, for example,
> would be next to useless since it (as far as I know) depends on X11
> (and possibly GTK supporting applications). Most applications on OS X
> do not run under X11.


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