Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 2nd Oct 2002 17:49 UTC
SGI and IRIX In the '90s, before MacOSX was released, if people were to reffer to a user-friendly Unix that looked cool at the time, that would have been SGI's 64-bit operating system for the MIPS processors, the IRIX. IRIX was first released in 1987, and by 1995 was already a highly respected UNIX, the first with immense multimedia capabilities! Check out our introduction and some screenshots of IRIX.
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Re: slow X (free), and rambling about NVidia
by nav on Thu 3rd Oct 2002 22:38 UTC

i have found a bug in xfree that makes opaque mouse drag (in xfree) to be too slow (jumpy), but got no response from any of the developers. (i've tested a workaround, and on my system Xfree is faster then XP).

You should bother them some more ;) . I'm having a hard time getting a patch of mine into a relatively mature project too, so I know how it feels ;) (wow! I just checked the CVS and my patch has been merged, after 6+ weeks, heh).

About the NVidia drivers: They seem to be plenty stable for OpenGL applications (which I'm developing) but I can't use any GTK+ 2.0 applications without killing the X server while using them. If I switch to the "nv" drivers everything is fine but I can't use OpenGL =P.