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[7]: Big deal...
by Zifre on Sat 26th Jun 2010 18:57 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: 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.

Yes, I understand that. For what and when X was designed, it was awesome. It still is awesome for remote stuff. On the desktop, it's merely okay.

Personally, I think that network transparency should be built into toolkits like Gtk+ and Qt, not stuffed into the windowing system. I think the way Wayland does it is the best for general desktop use.

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