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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@ Anonymous
by vincent on Thu 24th Mar 2005 02:19 UTC

"I dont understand, please explain."

Ok I'll point it out for you.

See, Leo made a comment comparing the implementation requirements listed for luminocity and the implementation requirements listed for longhorn's UI. Here is the comment since you might have missed it the first two times:

"This is why I bitched so long about the full Longhorn interface probably requiring DirectX9 capable cards. Here we see (also in OS X of course) how it can be done with far less hardware."

I however felt it was necessary to point out that just because an implementation can do it with less system requirements doesn't mean its better. There is nothing showing that a directX9 card is needed for performance -- its quite possible its needed for feature set.

Now, in order for me to actually reply to his post which mentions longhorn, I too have to mention longhorn. See ?