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 freedesktop.org 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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Why is this exciting
by Jarek Luberek on Wed 12th Nov 2003 08:29 UTC

Over the last years, X11 has fallen way behind the functionality of Windows which through Windows Terminal Server can re-connect to running sessions from any place and is blazingly fast on a ADSL line. VNC is not the answer, it may be the question. No is the answer. LBX doesn't help with the reconnection and roaming, xmove can at best be nadled by (let's call them) trained professionals. This goes for LBX as well.
The more eye-candy I see in X, the more I realize that the open source world is loosing the desktop, not getting it.

/jarek