Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 11th Nov 2003 21:43 UTC, submitted by John
X11, Window Managers The new X Server developed under the sponsorship of is aiming at replacing XFree86. Some code will be re-used but the core will be rewritten by Keith Packard and others. The new X server features full support for transparency, and has window-level image compositing among other things. Check out the screenshots (one more added, now there are four shots).
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Opengl compatability, nvidia/ati drivers...
by Helas on Tue 11th Nov 2003 22:44 UTC

Are 3d/gaming abilities planned? Will graphic drivers be easy to port? Will it work with things like opengl etc. Will performance be kept at least at current levels, or perhaps improved? How about offloading some 2d tasks to the GFX card like OSX does and Longhorn will? They are certainly doing a good job so far though, and maybe we will beat OSX one day in terms of pretty GFX, or at least keep far ahead of windows.

Currently I think that is the best hope for the future of Desktop Linux.