Linked by Christian F.K. Schaller on Tue 23rd Mar 2004 19:25 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Computer graphics have long been dominated by bitmapped images. However, the free software community has taken an innovative lead by adopting scalable graphic formats on its desktops. Inthis article I cover the history and rise of scalable graphics on the desktop from my angle - as a proponent of its use in the GNOME platform. This article mostly focuses on SVG's progress from a GNOME point of view, both because GNOME has progressed the furthest and because I am most knowledgable with GNOME's efforts. I will however mention major landmarks in other projects where appropriate.
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On vector raphics in desktop
by Luis Alejandro Masanti on Tue 23rd Mar 2004 20:36 UTC

NeXT computer used Display PostScrpt (SVG was `rp˛sed by Adobe based in PS).
Mac OS X uses PostScript to draw in the screen (and printer).

So you can have an idea of what is possible with vector graphics in the desktop.