Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:55 UTC
X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is
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by twm_bucket on Sun 16th Aug 2009 15:01 UTC
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People have been trying to replace X for a long time. It hasn't worked for the simple reason because so much code is dependent on it, twenty years or so. Since X and the parts that dependent on it are developed by so many people you can't simply be MS and say "Here is where we begin anew". Thus X goes on and on.

I use the best tool for the job and right now that tool is Windows Vista, the first Windows I have used since 3.11.

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