Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2006 18:37 UTC, submitted by Fusion
X11, Window Managers "Novell is announcing its contribution of the Xgl graphics subsystem and the 'Compiz' compositing manager to the X.org project. These enhancements open up a whole world of hardware acceleration, fancy animation, separating hardware resolution from software resolution, and more. As a result, Linux desktops will become more usable, end-user productivity will increase, and Linux is firmly positioned at the forefront of client computing technology." Videos and screenshots are included in the press release. And on a related note, Dan Winship of Novell has explained on gnome-desktop-devel why Novell worked on all this behind closed doors-- and this also applies to the striking similarity between Novell's mockups from December and Nat Friedman's videos. The changes made to GNOME will all be released back.
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RE: weird
by werfu on Tue 7th Feb 2006 19:43 UTC in reply to "weird"
werfu
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2005-09-15

"Novel buys the kde oriented SuSE Linux, then unveils massive enhancements to GNOME..."
Who cares? KDE guys have done plenty of beautiful things and KDE is much more oriented on features than simplicity. This will surely be integrated partly in the 4.0 release and than massively used in the 4.1 and you can count on the Plasma team to use it, I'm sure. Vista Areo? Pff, it will look like crap next to my KDE desktop ;)

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