Linked by lopisaur on Fri 25th Jun 2010 22:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Based upon a recent email to the X.Org developers' mailing list, Canonical is nearing the point of one of their goals for Ubuntu 10.10 of a rootless X Server, or being able to run the X.Org Server without root privileges.
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RE[4]: Big deal...
by sbergman27 on Sat 26th Jun 2010 22:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Big deal..."
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One of my main beefs with X--and I'm just assuming it's X's fault since I see it on Mac OS apps ported from Linux, as well as in the Linux desktop--are visual artifacts when redrawing parts of the screen.

Is it just me? Or do many people with criticisms of X need to "get a life". Visual artifacts? When I was growing up, we had a device called "rapid reader". It had a card with short, printed sentences on it, and you could slide it so that a single one resided in the view window. It had a spring-loaded shutter that you could snap into place. Slide the card, Push a button. And whhht! You had a tiny interval of time in which to read the sentence.

I really can't help but feel that some people are still trying to play "rapid reader" with display managers today.

And no. I note no visual artifacts, that are of any consequence to me, on my X displays.

Of course, if I plug a projector into my netbook during a presentation, it's anybody's guess what X might do. Hopefully, no one gets hurt.

(And, as an aside... I've been away for a while. But the OSNews readership is about the best I've seen anywhere. And despite my criticisms in the past, the OSNews moderation system is one which I find myself holding up as a golden standard to some of the less enlightened "cookie cutter" board administrators out there. Good job, Thom and Adam!)

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