Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 22:52 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Novell and Ximian Novell plans to release a beta for its Linux Desktop 10 including new features offering better interoperability with Microsoft Office and Open Office, said Ted Haeger, Novell's director of user communities, at the Southern California Linux Expo. The beta, tentatively scheduled for release next month, will include a new feature, dubbed Xgl. Haeger said Xgl will allow users to jump between screens and multiple desktops. Targeted to CAD software users, Xgl has a practical side that allows users to have better window- and file-sharing capabilities.
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RE: yay
by ecko on Thu 16th Feb 2006 15:29 UTC in reply to "yay"
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2005-07-08

What does in vesa mean? Both OS X and Linux are using OpenGL to accelerate the desktop.

BTW this is tech demo stuff, expect lots and lots of cool developments in the next 6 months. The code for this was released a few days ago and already we're seeing enhancements from the community. When you give developers new toys they tend to go to town.

You can state your opinion in 6 months but all signs point to Linux being the most advanced desktop for at least a little while. We still have yet to see what Microsoft is going to do so it may not last long.

Nothing against OS X but it's desktop technology hasn't progressed in years. I mean it was definately ahead of it's time but it can't lead the way forever. Open source sometimes takes more time to get the latest technology but when it's done, it's usually done right.

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