Linked by Adam S on Sat 25th Jun 2005 19:56 UTC, submitted by Diego Calleja
X11, Window Managers A new acceleration architecture is being ported from kdrive by some QT developers, which will make composition managers like xcompmgr really fast and able to do some of the "display tricks" MacOS X has been doing for awhile.
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by Anonymous on Sun 26th Jun 2005 20:30 UTC

About five years ago Microsoft bought a bunch of 3D patents from SGI. There are rumors that threats from Microsoft around these patents are being used to control the 3D industry. One part of this is not releasing chips specs so that competitive open source drivers can not be written.