Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 01:08 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "For some time now, I've been working with members of In Situ team to integrate their Metisse software in Mandriva Linux and it is really exciting. Mandriva will announce very soon (today or tomorrow) Metisse will be part of Mandriva Spring 2007 and is also available as a Live CD based on Mandriva 2007.0 and GNOME right now so everybody can try Metisse right now and report bugs."
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RE: Boring
by h-milch-mann on Thu 25th Jan 2007 10:23 UTC in reply to "Boring"
h-milch-mann
Member since:
2005-10-27

>>My other concern is that if it doesn't utilize the 3D extension of your video card, won't it just be a CPU hog?<<
No you guessed wrong. This is clearly stated in the FAQ.

Do I need a high-end 3D graphical card to use metisse?
No. Metisse uses basic openGL commands for most of its feature and can run on entry level 3D graphic cards. For instance, metisse is able to run (slowly) on PIII 450Mhz with TNT2 graphical chipset.

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RE[2]: Boring
by brewmastre on Thu 25th Jan 2007 13:20 in reply to "RE: Boring"
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

"Do I need a high-end 3D graphical card to use metisse?
No. Metisse uses basic openGL commands for most of its feature and can run on entry level 3D graphic cards."

OK, so it is a 3D desktop. It may not look like one, but if it is using the 3D extension of you video card to do it's magic then it is.

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RE[3]: Boring
by nivanson on Thu 25th Jan 2007 21:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Boring"
nivanson Member since:
2006-07-13

No. Utilizing your 3D card doesn't make your desktop a 3D desktop. However, letting your desktop behave as a 3D desktop makes it.

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