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: Why so much negativity?
by digitaleon on Thu 24th Mar 2005 10:43 UTC

From: Steve Block (
This is incredibly progress compared to what I have ever seen with X. I can't make use of it (Mac user and I've no plans to switch), but I can appreciate it.

Who says? I have no doubt that GL-enhanced XOrg bridged to QX (as the current XFree and XOrg releases are bridged to Quartz) will be available once it becomes 'mainstream', thus giving you similar painting performance for XWindows applications as for native Mac OS X ones (provided you run it within OS X).

Smooth graphics rendering can really make a difference in users' perception of the speed of a computer.

Agreed. As it does the user 'experience' of said computer.