Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 12:58 UTC, submitted by Rahul
X11, Window Managers The cooperation between the XGL and AIGLX projects to bring better interfaces for the Linux desktop continues as David Reveman (Novell) of XGL has agreed to adopt many changes from the AIGLX project sent in by Kristian Hogsberg (Red Hat).
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Too little too late
by barkley on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 20:46 UTC
barkley
Member since:
2005-07-18

The technology in Vista blows away some hacked up XGL and whatever crap that RedHat puts out. Linux is great at putting out technology demos with no thought to the programming model to actually give app developers something to use.

Linux just continues to fall further behind windows and osx. That's fine for hobbyist kids and for the server, but not for professionals.

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RE: Too little too late
by abraxas on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 21:03 in reply to "Too little too late"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

The technology in Vista blows away some hacked up XGL and whatever crap that RedHat puts out.

Oh really? You mean Windows Vista right? The OS that hasn't shipped yet.

Linux is great at putting out technology demos with no thought to the programming model to actually give app developers something to use.

App developers have nothing to do with this. The only changes necessary are drivers, X, and a compositing window manager.

Linux just continues to fall further behind windows and osx

That's funny because I haven't found the options for the hardware accelerated/3D desktop in XP yet. You mind showing me where those options exist?

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RE[2]: Too little too late
by Tom K on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 21:08 in reply to "RE: Too little too late"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

GDI+ uses hardware acceleration for many things, so yeah, I'd say that Linux is behind it currently as well.

Vista is something like 8-9 months away from shipping, and is already feature-complete. The betas that have been released so far are quite usable, just buggy.

Whether you like it or not, Linux *is* currently behind, and will be behind for the next while.

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RE[3]: Too little too late
by Tweek on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 21:49 in reply to "RE: Too little too late"
Tweek Member since:
2006-01-12

you must be stoned to think vista will be out this year...

besides that, linux stuff is out now and will continue to be released. Microsoft does not have vista released and therefore cant even compete...
just cause you went and downloaded a copy off of a bittorrent tracker does not mean anything.

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RE: Too little too late
by CanuckleFrog on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 21:06 in reply to "Too little too late"
CanuckleFrog Member since:
2005-07-29

You need to be re-educated on your social responsibilty to not promote proprietary software.

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