Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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Re: Colors
by Rayiner Hashem on Tue 8th Oct 2002 17:20 UTC

Err, sorry to be pendantic, but 32-bit color is absolutely not different from 24-bit color. In theory, 32-bit color in X uses 8 bits per pixel with 8 bits of padding, because memory accesses that are not aligned on 4 byte boundries are really slow. X definately does not support alpha transparency on the primary surface yet. Now, this is a moot point, because in the X configurator, 24-bit color actually means the 32-bit 8-8-8-padded format. So choosing 24-bit color has no drawbacks, neither in visual quality nor performance.