Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 12:22 UTC, submitted by Rahul
X11, Window Managers Updated: Fedora was right in the middle of announcing all this properly, so here is the updated item containing the official names. Videos included, as well as the inevitable 'Why not Xgl?'. "AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. We have a lightly modified X server (that includes a couple of extensions), an updated Mesa package that adds some new protocol support and a version of metacity with a composite manager. The end result is that you can use GL effects on your desktop with very few changes, the ability to turn it on and off at will, and you don't have to replace your X server in the process." This is part of Fedora's Rendering Project, and instructions on how to install all this are available too.
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RE[2]: I want performance
by Howie S on Mon 20th Feb 2006 23:22 UTC in reply to "I want performance"
Howie S
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Same here. I first installed (Red Hat) linux on my PII 333 back in '99. After playing around and learning what interested me, I became increasingly annoyed at the unresponsiveness of GNOME or KDE on top of X. XCFE and WindowMaker were considerably more nimble, but felt awkward and uncomfortable for me. Eventually I swore off linux until the problems with X's sluggish performance were solved, or until X is DEAD (perhaps preferably the latter.) Until I can have the low-latency that I crave in a full-featured GUI, linux will always remain somewhat of a sideshow to me. I wish it didn't have to be this way, but it does.

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