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: Well
by human on Thu 24th Mar 2005 12:51 UTC

"2) Why linux users always say that eye candy effects are useless and for "noob" when they don't have it, and why they are working for an X server that allow those effects."

It's because there is not a single group of people who all think the same called 'Linux users'.

This is a little off topic but...

If you look at ten random computers running Linux, they will be running different distros, with different desktops, and perhaps even on different architectures. The diversity of choice is astonishing.
Some pure console users even refuse to use bash as a console because it's too 'bloated', preferring sh or csh.
Others are using LookingGlass with a full 3d accelerated desktop.

And yet, I see the same comments assuming that there is some consensus and groupthink going on. I find the opposite to be true, and am puzzled as to why people assume all Linux users think the same way.