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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by Rayiner Hashem on Wed 12th Nov 2003 02:26 UTC

@Siti : Actually, the new X server is based on kdrive, KeithP's own X server. They'll reuse code, but the core is brand-new.

@Jason Lotito : Some stuff I forget.

1) Both the ATI and NVIDIA drivers support GL in dual-head mode. In NVIDIA's driver, you have to use TwinView support, in ATI's, you use their equivilent.

2) Here is a list of movie studios using primarily Linux. Its from the article I linked to. Since a lot of pro graphics apps use OpenGL (even non-3D ones like Apple's Shake) the availablity of quality OpenGL drivers is critical for Linux.

Digital Domain
Double Negative
Flash Film Works
Industrial Light & Magic
Rhythm & Hues
Sony Pictures Imageworks
Tippett Studio
Weta Digital