Files with bit suffix can be mainly found on X11 operating system. Bitmap images that contains graphics used on X11 platform.

There are 3 other file types using
the BIT file extension!

empty icon.bit - DROPS simulator drillbit file

empty icon.bit - Worms imported map file

empty icon.bit - Xilinx Integrated Software Environment bitstream

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Software that open bit file

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BIT file extension - X11 bitmap picture

What is bit file? How to open bit files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

File extension bit is most likely best known for its use for a special image format from X11 operating system.

The X Window System (commonly X or X11) is a computer software system and network protocol that provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for networked computers, and was initially developed as part of Project Athena. It implements the X display protocol and provides windowing on raster graphics (bitmap) computer displays and manages keyboard and pointing device control functions. In its standard distribution, it is a complete, albeit simple, display and human interface solution, but also delivers a standard toolkit and protocol stack for building graphical user interfaces on most Unix-like operating systems and OpenVMS, and has been ported to many other contemporary general purpose operating systems. Desktop environments such as OpenWindows, CDE, GNOME, KDE, and Xfce, use the X Window System.

Help how to open:

These images are typically used on Linux/Platforms, but perhaps can also be opened using some programs for Windows.

How to convert:

Should you need it, it may be possible to convert these images to some other format using a picture converter.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .bit file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open bit file, edit bit file, convert bit file, view bit file, play bit file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with bit file - X11 bitmap picture

Click on the software link for more information about Linux operating systems. Linux operating systems uses bit file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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