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: Longhorn requirements
by Richard Fillion on Thu 24th Mar 2005 03:06 UTC

2. advanced osx-like acceleration: 16-32 MB of VRAM and above
3. Super acceleration and support: 64 MB and above


I'd be curious to know what "osx-like acceleration" means. CoreImage and CoreVideo seem pretty hardcore to me (they also require a tad more than 32mb video cards), so if "Super acceleration" is better (presumably, since you've ranked it as requiring more hardware), why?

And on-topic: Neat videos, maybe one day I'll be able to stop laughing when my KDE-using friend insists that he has as much eye-candy as my OS X desktop. Not meant as bashing KDE, less eye candy is fine, I just find it funny that people think it can dance like OS X.