submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/linuxmemes
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[-] Dark_Arc 161 points 10 months ago

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

[-] valourvalkyria 87 points 10 months ago
[-] [email protected] 22 points 10 months ago

Actual defunct process

[-] [email protected] 77 points 10 months ago

I feel like Y should be the successor to X.

[-] fujiwood 30 points 10 months ago

Whyland doesn't sound as good though.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 10 months ago
[-] [email protected] 11 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

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

[-] AffineConnection 16 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

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

[-] [email protected] 7 points 10 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 10 months ago

millenial.com is just a whatsapp call away!

[-] [email protected] 51 points 10 months ago

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

[-] marcos 46 points 10 months ago

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

[-] pelya 11 points 10 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 10 months ago

Ahhh I can see the graphical glitches already

[-] [email protected] 9 points 10 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 3 points 10 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 10 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 26 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

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

[-] [email protected] 65 points 10 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 10 months ago* (last edited 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago

Ah yea, that’s right. I misremembered.

[-] postmateDumbass 5 points 10 months ago

Talk about callbacks...

[-] [email protected] 4 points 10 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 2 points 10 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 22 points 10 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 10 months ago

Like Weyland-Yutani?

[-] transmatrix 15 points 10 months ago
[-] ccf 15 points 10 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 3 points 10 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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