submitted 7 months ago by [email protected] to c/linuxmemes
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[-] Dark_Arc 159 points 7 months ago

This is definitely top 10 Linux memes of all time for me.

[-] valourvalkyria 85 points 7 months ago
[-] [email protected] 22 points 7 months ago

Actual defunct process

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[-] [email protected] 76 points 7 months ago

I feel like Y should be the successor to X.

[-] fujiwood 29 points 7 months ago

Whyland doesn't sound as good though.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 7 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 11 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

they do NOT get the joke!!!1!!

[-] AffineConnection 16 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

The X window system is actually the successor to the W window system.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 7 months ago

There actually was a short-lived attempt to create a Y window system as a successor to X (before Wayland).

Funnily enough the website is still live, despite no progress in almost 20 years: y-windows.org

[-] overzeetop 3 points 7 months ago

millenial.com is just a whatsapp call away!

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[-] [email protected] 50 points 7 months ago

Help! I'm getting screen tearing in the new twitter!

[-] marcos 46 points 7 months ago

No, the successor for XCOM is UFO: Alien Invasion.

[-] pelya 11 points 7 months ago

The development had stopped since 2020, you'll have to make do with inferior closed-source commercial clone called XCOM 2.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 7 months ago

Ahhh I can see the graphical glitches already

[-] [email protected] 9 points 7 months ago

on X.com, I presume (that's where I get them)

[-] [email protected] 3 points 7 months ago

i don't get them, the delay is enough to make them disappear, my desktop too, but the glithes are gone :b

[-] [email protected] 29 points 7 months ago

Can someone please ELI5 this to me? Everyone seems to get it (as a joke?) but me.

[-] [email protected] 26 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Ooh, it's the logo, god damn it, got it 2 secconds after posting this.

[-] [email protected] 65 points 7 months ago

Just in case anyone else stumbles across this and is confused, I'll explain in more detail.

On Linux there are two display server protocols, the very old X11 and the newer Wayland, which was designed as a successor to X11 by its maintainers.

Elon Musk announced today that he is renaming Twitter to X (yes, just X). The above posts takes the mick out of this on this by announcing a social media website called Wayland, i.e. the successor to Musk's X.

[-] hypelightfly 15 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

To expand, one of his early businesses was X.com which was a payment processor and sold to paypal and eventually shutdown. He bought the domain again back in 2017 and it now redirects to twitter.

[-] june 4 points 7 months ago

He’s also been wanting to name something X for a while. When Ford wouldn’t let him name the Model 3 the Model X (so his cars would spell SEX) he must have sat on his laurels until he had a brain aneurysm big enough to make him think it’s a good idea to dump the Twitter brand for a math problem.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 7 months ago

Isn't it that he wanted model E but that's the one Ford wouldn't allow? Because there is a Tesla model X. He wanted to spell SEXY but instead he now has S3XY.

[-] june 5 points 7 months ago

Ah yea, that’s right. I misremembered.

[-] postmateDumbass 5 points 7 months ago

Talk about callbacks...

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

Thank you, this is just the kind of thorough explination i needed to understand this meme lol

[-] [email protected] 2 points 7 months ago

Ooooh, it's toasting elmo's x. Thanks for clearing that up 😃.

[-] [email protected] 22 points 7 months ago

It's not just the logo, the domain name is extremely similar too (x.com vs x.org).

Big brands like to own all variants of their domain (so you can't register google.org or facebook.net, for example). But X can't do that.

[-] yesimprogun 16 points 7 months ago

Like Weyland-Yutani?

[-] transmatrix 15 points 7 months ago
[-] ccf 15 points 7 months ago

you can embed an image by doing ![you can put optional alt text here](URL)

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 7 months ago

Dammit for some reason I thought this was some kind of rare, unknown game cover for a game called XCOM Enemy.

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