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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Had a look at the demo and I must say I was impressed with what I saw.

I would feel happier with the technology if it actually does speed up windows operations. I didn't see much functionality that takes advantage of Xgl from WM point of view. Lot's of schnazy wobbly effects that don't exactly increase my productivity...

There's no point in using Xgl if it allows you to go slow "in style".

Sigh... we'll see what happens then

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