Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Sep 2013 21:22 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
X11, Window Managers Intel on Ubuntu's XMir:

We do not condone or support Canonical in the course of action they have chosen, and will not carry XMir patches upstream.

Ubuntu has to do virtually all its work on Xmir drivers by itself. No one else supports it.

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RE[7]: Comment by aaronb
by aaronb on Tue 10th Sep 2013 19:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by aaronb"
aaronb
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Actually, the open source drivers are not that bad now for PC use (not laptops). I have been able to play many games using Wine and natively at 30 to 60 FPS.

This time last year the open source drivers simply were not fast or complete enough. But as of Ubuntu 13.04 and Fedora 18 and 19 they are okay for a PC if you are using an AMD 6870 (I have no idea how other cards perform).

Hopefully when the power management patches are enabled by default Laptops will not spontaneously set on fire ;) .

Here is info regarding the patches:
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dri-devel/2013-June/040436.ht...

Edited 2013-09-10 19:55 UTC

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