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 05:18 UTC

Actually I would expect more problems in fedora, that's just me. It's still out of the goodness of their hearts to provide any support. They do make sure their card that you buy works in the enviornment that they intended it to be released on, be it OS X or Windows.

Personally, I find it more than satisfying to see the Xorg folks comming up with what they do have given ATi's support or NVIDIA's suppoort. In good style, it doesn't surprise me that they've come up with the eyecandy that they've got running off of such a simple machine. (What was it, an Intel box somebody quoted the demos comming off of?) You're running off an OS that isn't guarenteed, that isn't really supported.

I would expect my SUsE desktop to run to specs that SUsE promises, never more than that. I would expect to spend a few hours tinkering with any given item in Gentoo. The Gentoo devs say themselves that you shouldn't use it if you expect things to just work in a production enviornment.

I'm only harsh because this mentality that Linux is a product and it should work in ____ ways taking ____ amount of time to setup seems to be spreading like wildfire. It's sick.