Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Dec 2006 11:38 UTC
X11, Window Managers In 2002, both KDE and GNOME released their last major revisions; KDE released KDE 3.0 on 3rd April, while GNOME followed shortly after with GNOME 2.0 on 27th June. For the Linux desktop, therefore, 2002 was an important year. Since then, we have continiously been fed point releases which added bits of functionaility and speed improvements, but no major revision has yet seen the light of day. What's going on?
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RE: What??
by wargum on Thu 21st Dec 2006 16:05 UTC in reply to "What??"
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> You can't even compare how far in
> front Beryl/AIGLX is from eg: Aero.

How is it better? Aero is nor limited to only a number of compatible graphiccards, is stable and some apps that are incompatible make it go into fallback mode, wothout restarting the WM. Yeah, it hasn't the Exposť clone, granted, but I guess thats because Steve Ballmer fears to get beaten up by Steve Jobs.

> I can't compare MacOSX but afaik they don't
> even have 3d support properly yet?

WTF??? The Mac Desktop is an OpenGL scene for YEARS! It's the gold standard for 3D accelerated WMs.

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RE[2]: What??
by collinm on Thu 21st Dec 2006 17:54 in reply to "RE: What??"
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you forget that before os X, macos was very bad

that take how many years to apple to have a solid os?

too much time

new release of os X will have multiple desktop...
linux have that since begining

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RE[3]: What??
by wargum on Thu 21st Dec 2006 20:04 in reply to "RE[2]: What??"
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> you forget that before os X, macos was very bad

Oh, trust me, I know that ;)
I tried to switch in the early iMac days, but OS 9 was a nightmare to me an so I switched back to Windows. With Mac OS X 10.3 though I felt the OS is much more robust, stable and of course I wanted this sweet Exposť thingy ;)
So I bought a Mac and since then I never look back. It's totally irrelevant how crappy OS 9 was, what's your point here?

> new release of os X will have multiple desktop...
> linux have that since begining

I did use Linux as my primary OS (an Win for games) in 2003 for half a year and never got used to virtual desktop, it was not appealing to me, just confusing. Also, OS X had Exposť since 2003 and I tell you that the need for virtual desktops is not that strong when you have Exposť. I personally look forward to Leopard because Spaces is the only implementation of virtual desktops that has ever attracted me. It is not just a rip-off, Apple took the concept and made it, well, perfect, IMHO. But I wait with my final verdict until I've used it.

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