Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Oct 2008 22:32 UTC, submitted by Eric Masson
X11, Window Managers Most of you will be familiar with Silicon Graphics, Inc., once the proud leader in the graphics workstations market with their high-end MIPS workstations, running the UNIX System V based IRIX operating system. The company has been in steady decline for a long time now, and two years ago it put an end to its MIPS product line, favouring processors from Intel. Back to IRIX - it has many assets and good features (XFS, for instance), and the IRIX Interactive Desktop was certainly one of them. Sadly, it never properly made its way out of IRIX, but this is now being worked on, with the full support from SGI.
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just performance
by bhuot on Thu 9th Oct 2008 00:16 UTC
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2008-09-18

I think this quote from the screenshot page explains it. It is about performance, not about style.

"Here is a recent screen shot from a QuadCore x86_64 bit Ubuntu 8.041 system running MaXX Desktop DR2 with a NVidia Quadro 1700FX. What is amazing to notice on that system is that no CPU is used when interacting with the 5Dwm window manager. Even when XComposite and our XCompMgr composition manager is enabled… This is really what MaXX Desktop is all about…."

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