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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by penguin on Thu 24th Mar 2005 04:59 UTC

If you don't like hours of messing with a driver: don't run Linux and for heavens sake, don't run Gentoo. It's kiddies with this mentality that make people label sects of a community as zealots. It was originally made for hackers to have fun, and sticking a pretty GUI on top of that doesn't really change that fact. Deep down inside, Linux is ugly like some fat geek's buttox. Grandma still isn't supposed to install her leenucks and get on AOL.

All of that said, by all means have some fun and share it with folks! It's useful, it can be stable, and it's just plain awesome. Why complain?

The bottom line: it's wrong to expect any of it to work. You'd be lucky if ATi donated an hour of their time by paying a 16 year old dork minimum wage to make your driver. We're obviously quite a bit more lucky than that given the support that FOSS has.