Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th May 2008 20:35 UTC, submitted by diegocg
X11, Window Managers The X Windowing System is the graphical backbone of most UNIX-like operating systems (and OpenVMS) - despite lots and lots of criticism, the system has withstood the test of time. Despite its age, development on X has not slowed down - in fact, it only seems to have picked up. A few weeks ago, we had kernel-based mode setting, and today we have the X server running as user instead of root.
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I feel your pain. I do. From my personal experience, the quality of xorg server has gone way downhill since version 1.3.

For a good example, look at the status of intel driver, which incidentally is the one being mentioned in the article.

Here's a listing of intel driver related bugs in ubuntu (127 in total):

Here's one that affects me:

All right, maybe the bugginess of the driver is just due to the incompentency of intel programmers, and has nothing to do with xorg server.

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