Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 24th Mar 2007 18:55 UTC, submitted by irbis
X11, Window Managers "The Compiz and Beryl teams are discussing a merger. Posts on the Compiz forum and Beryl mailing list indicate that the projects are discussing how to execute a merger and work together to deliver a single compositing window manager to give 'bling' to the Linux desktop."
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You cant' really blame Linux for a winmodem not working properly, You have to put the blame on the hardware manufacturer. The same for software not running in Linux, the blame goes to the developers of that software for not porting their software. The hardware thing is always why people seem to say that Linux is not ready for the desktop, yet OSX runs on far less hardware and yet it is considered ready for the desktop. Linux supports far more hardware out of the box than both macosx and windows. Windows supports very little hardware when first installed, Linux supports all types of hardware that will usually just work right out of the box without having to install a whole bunch of drivers from all over the internet or having the install cds. If you are going to say Linux is not ready for the desktop please do it on something that Linux doesn't do better than the other dekstop systems out there. Say Linux is not ready for the desktop because they lack 3rd party support or Linux is not ready for the desktop because the Gnome/KDE/XFCE doesn't cut it as a GUI. This whole hardware thing is just old and tired and is not true for the most part, because out of the box Linux supports more hardware than the other players in town. Now when OSX is running on all kinds of x86 hardware, we'll see how well they do. When windows installs my video card drivers by default then I'll say Linux is not ready for the desktop. Otherwise you can't really blame Linux because you can't run photoshop, or can't use a WINmodem, talk to Adobe or the manufacturer who was stupid enough to create hardware that relies so heavily on one OS.

Edited 2007-03-25 05:48

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