Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 23:18 UTC, submitted by adel
X11, Window Managers Seth Nickell posted some screenshots and videos showing the experimental Luminocity window manager & Cairo which enable a XOrg-based desktop to get accelerated GL eye candy graphics. update: more here.
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Why so much negativity?
by Steve Block on Thu 24th Mar 2005 00:17 UTC

To all the naysayers: This is incredibly progress compared to what I have ever seen with X. I can't make use of it (Mac user and I've no plans to switch), but I can appreciate it. And those saying that Longhorn will be able to do that forget that Longhorn won't be out for over a year and is backed by one of the largest companies in the world.

Also, the "just eyecandy" viewpoint is a flawed one, as any long-term use of Mac OS X will show. Smooth graphics rendering can really make a difference in users' perception of the speed of a computer.