Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Mar 2010 23:35 UTC, submitted by Extend
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Canonical has announced the availability of the first Ubuntu 10.04 beta release. The new version of Ubuntu, codenamed Lucid Lynx, is scheduled to arrive in April. It will be a long-term support release, which means that updates will be available for three years on the desktop and five years on servers. Although the Ubuntu developers have largely focused on boosting stability for this release, they have also added a number of noteworthy new features and applications. One of the most visible changes is the introduction of a new theme - a change that is part of a broader rebranding initiative that aims to update Ubuntu's visual identity." It might just be me, but I find the new theme ghastly. Compare this to this (my desktop). Oh, and Metacity - I can has anti-aliasing?
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RE: Metacity
by No it isnt on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 19:44 UTC in reply to "Metacity"
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Untrue. Kwin does anti-aliasing when compositing is turned off, and compositing really doesn't have anything to do with anti-aliasing.

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RE[2]: Metacity
by SlackerJack on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 20:04 in reply to "RE: Metacity"
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So where does it get the alpha from then to do the transparent pixels?

Just compare the corners of any window deco on any OS and you'll see the same result, it's a step effect because the bits in between cannot be transparent(which Anti-Aliasing uses to make the corners smooth)

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RE[3]: Metacity
by No it isnt on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 23:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Metacity"
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Sorry, I misunderstood what kind of anti-aliasing you were talking about. Anti-aliased fonts work well without compositing.

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