X is the base graphical environment used by most Unix based systems including Linux. Any Linux system that wants to provide a graphical environment i.e. KDE, Gnome etc. must have an XServer running locally. The XServer is responsible for drawing graphics on the display and listening for mouse and keyboards events and routing these to applications. Any application that wants to display graphics must send commands to the XServer.

Modern desktop environments such as KDE provide an API on top of X so the application developer need not be concerned with the details of the X API. Mandriva systems use the XServer that is developed by Xorg.

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