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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RE: These ATI guys
by Lumbergh on Thu 24th Mar 2005 01:20 UTC

ATI has different priorities than eyecandy for fanboys. The Linux desktop market is miniscule and any responsible business has priorties. This was all discussed on a recent interview over at At this point, it might not even make sense for them to work on RENDER in their drivers and just go ahead and improve the OpenGL performance on linux.

My mediocre 9600 (tweaked a bit) plays FarCry on windows at 1024x768 with lots of extra eyecandy with nice framerates. The transistors are there, just not the drivers.