Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Nov 2009 17:45 UTC
Google Okay, so it's not an actual release as Arrington predicted last week, but Google will indeed take the wraps off its Chrome OS tomorrow. The company will hold an event tomorrow at its company headquarters in Mountain View, California, where it will unveil its plans for the operating system. Update: An OSNews reader has uncovered possible evidence that Chrome OS uses X, Clutter, and Slim.
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RE[2]: X ??? WTF for!
by krreagan on Wed 18th Nov 2009 23:28 UTC in reply to "RE: X ??? WTF for!"
krreagan
Member since:
2008-04-08

I know what X is bloody for! I reiterate! It's a mistake to use X!

FGG

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RE[3]: X ??? WTF for!
by cushioncritter on Thu 19th Nov 2009 06:39 in reply to "RE[2]: X ??? WTF for!"
cushioncritter Member since:
2007-01-12

Perhaps you were thinking of something like directfb or SDL? Unfortunately, the various kernel framebuffer drivers are not in very good shape, and the maintainer of one very important one, intelfb, recently hid it in the kernel build options (to avoid further bug reports) so that it is only built, in his words "for specialty applications like embedded devices". The framebuffer driver that does work, vesafb (for example, with vga=791 in lilo/grub), is unaccelerated and one needs a fast CPU to watch video without frame dropping or the audio/video becoming unsynchronized. Examples of machines that would use the intelfb driver (if it worked) are Dell laptops, Sony laptops, and many desktop machines.

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