Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 24th Mar 2007 18:55 UTC, submitted by irbis
X11, Window Managers "The Compiz and Beryl teams are discussing a merger. Posts on the Compiz forum and Beryl mailing list indicate that the projects are discussing how to execute a merger and work together to deliver a single compositing window manager to give 'bling' to the Linux desktop."
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> The hardware thing is always why people seem to say that Linux is not
> ready for the desktop, yet OSX runs on far less hardware and yet it is
> considered ready for the desktop.

That's entirely correct, but you don't go to a store and buy OSX for your computer. You buy a Mac/iBook/whatever and OSX works on it, because much effort has been put into this combination to work.

> If you are going to say Linux is not ready for the desktop please do it
> on something that Linux doesn't do better than the other dekstop
> systems out there.

Linux is presented as an OS that runs on generic PCs or notebooks, yet on many of them something doesn't work. Many have pointed out that if you carefully select your hardware for Linux, then it will work fine (which is no surprise given the amount of hardware it *does* run fine on). What we need is more shops doing hardware selection and pre-installing Linux (maybe even a fine-tuned specialized version of some distro) and selling this as a complete package to end-users, much like Apple does. Add to that a good selection of software, *not* choice! Choice is good for the system builders, but not for the end users. They want one name they can trust.

And I'm not talking about Dell here, but the "little ones" who are far more flexible.

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In that I agree with you wholeheartedly. The thing is that there are already companies who do this but the Linux community rather bang on Dell's door to be let into the party rather than getting one from a Linux specific manufacturer like Sytem76.

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