Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:15 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Finally. Finally the leader of a major distribution who has the guts to stand up and say what a lot of people have known for a long time, but didn't dare to say because it usually leads to a storm of criticism. Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will be moving away from X.org, opting to go with Wayland instead.
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Network transparency
by Elv13 on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:24 UTC
Elv13
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2006-06-12

Well, it is probably good for 95% of users, but I loved to be able to open a remote window from a server using ssh without any additional apps or protocols. X have great features, but yea, when the client and server are the same computer, it is a bit overkill and the protocol is not like any other modern display backend, probably because it is not modern at all.

As long as they ship Qt/GTK with X support, everything will probably keep working.

Edited 2010-11-05 19:26 UTC

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RE: Network transparency
by Timmmm on Sat 6th Nov 2010 11:58 in reply to "Network transparency"
Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

Yeah ssh -X is good, but the network transparency itself was so limited anyway as to be almost useless.

* It is a bandwidth inefficient protocol, so you have to use something like NX for anything but LAN speeds.
* Even with NX there is no way to shadow a local session. For that you have to use x11vnc.

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RE[2]: Network transparency
by phoenix on Mon 8th Nov 2010 21:17 in reply to "RE: Network transparency"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

* Even with NX there is no way to shadow a local session. For that you have to use x11vnc.


I haven't personally used it, but there's mention of a "shadow" desktop profile in the NX docs, and if you go into the Advanced Configuration, you can select "Shadow". Not sure what it does, but it's there. ;)

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RE: Network transparency
by redsteakraw on Sat 6th Nov 2010 13:13 in reply to "Network transparency"
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2009-09-22

I find the future of Network Transparent desktops would be with OwnCloud, for your personal computing and Telepathy Tubes for controlling remote apps / recieving streaming media.

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