Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Mar 2010 23:35 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support release, which means that updates will be available for three years on the desktop and five years on servers. Although the Ubuntu developers have largely focused on boosting stability for this release, they have also added a number of noteworthy new features and applications. One of the most visible changes is the introduction of a new theme - a change that is part of a broader rebranding initiative that aims to update Ubuntu's visual identity." It might just be me, but I find the new theme ghastly. Compare this to this (my desktop). Oh, and Metacity - I can has anti-aliasing?
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RE[5]: Metacity
by coolvibe on Tue 23rd Mar 2010 13:28 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Metacity"
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I think he's talking about the RENDER extension, which does antialiasing of fonts and other stuff inside windows. Compositing is another extension altogether and deals with the windows itself, providing graphics contexts for X apps to draw on. The drawing is done with RENDER. RENDER works without the compositing extension and has acceptable unaccelerated performance.

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