Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2012 22:41 UTC, submitted by Hiev
X11, Window Managers "This is an introductory overview post for the Linux Graphics Stack, and how it currently all fits together. I initially wrote it for myself after having conversations with people like Owen Taylor, Ray Strode and Adam Jackson about this stack. I had to go back to them every month or so and learn the stuff from the ground up all over again, as I had forgotten every single piece. I asked them for a good high-level overview document so I could stop bothering them. They didn't know of any. I started this one. It has been reviewed by Adam Jackson and David Airlie, both of whom work on this exact stack." Introductory or no, still pretty detailed.
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by Gullible Jones on Sat 8th Sep 2012 16:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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Hardware support is still a huge problem under Linux. OTOH I know of only one driver (nouveau) that breaks regularly, and it's experimental and contraindicated for general use. Based on my own experience, I don't think the Linux kernel is as unstable as you say.

OTOH, user space stuff breaks all the damn time, so I get where you're coming from. I frankly find Linux OSes more convenient than other OSes, but I can't deny that the desktop stack is a huge hackjob.

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