Linked by Mike Martin on Mon 14th Jul 2003 17:42 UTC
Linux After reading yet another "why Linux is not ready for the desktop" article/discussion, I decided that, as someone who uses Linux exclusively at home, its about time I wrote my response to the attitudes expressed. I have been using Linux since January 1999 (Red Hat 5.2 off of a cover disc).
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Re: hey!
by Daan on Tue 15th Jul 2003 08:11 UTC

Let me say this: I will revert back to Windows if X11 died.

For me, one of the strenghts of Linux is that I can log in to my PC from the outland with putty, use vnc to start a virtual (non-visual) X-session and then work graphically on my computer at home, without taking over the desktop of the user logged in

This is possible because X is designed in a way that it can output to the screen, but also to the VNC server. And that's great.

Changing resolution is no problem anymore with KRandr, click the tray-icon and select a new resolution.

Remains one problem, as I see it: transparency. I think X really needs true transparency. With that, programs like Kasbar can actually be bug-free. But isn't this on the todo-list for XFree86 5.0?