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 Zifre on Sat 26th Jun 2010 20:30 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Big deal..."
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Really, there is no problem in Linux or X with interactivity.

Again, don't blame shortcomings of Linux on X11. Just because Linux has a horrible scheduler that can't handle background tasks without locking up the X interface layer, doesn't mean that's how it is for every OS that runs X11.

Don't make things up. The CFS scheduler is quite good and has no problems with interactivity on the desktop.

If you want to see a bad scheduler, look at Windows XP. I don't know if it has been improved in Vista and 7 though.

For example, FreeBSD can run a tonne of compilations and file transfers in the background, without affecting mouse/keyboard input in X.

Umm... so can Linux. I do it all the time.

There's nothing wrong with X11 ... just with some of the OSes that is runs on.

While there are some things I don't like about Linux, in general, we would be much better off if X were replaced than if Linux were replaced.

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