Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE[6]: Big deal...
by Elv13 on Sat 26th Jun 2010 17:18 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Big deal..."
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X is a server, not a framebuffer with compositing and acceleration. It is a design made to scale up and allow advanced corner case of headless, or mindless (thin) computers.

It was designed to be that and it is. If you think it's too much for you, then it probably is. Some design decisions may make sont aspect of it look strange compared to Windows, but it is not done without reasons. Your needs are just too restricted to see why it have been done that way.

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