Linked by David Adams on Tue 31st Jan 2012 23:50 UTC, submitted by Michael
Graphics, User Interfaces This weekend at FOSDEM 2012 what Kristian Hogsberg is expected to say in Brussels will surprise many of you: Wayland 1.0 is gearing up for release as their first stable release. Wayland [a new X server for Linux] is supposed to be ready to take on the Linux desktop world.
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RE: Hope they can deliver
by Gullible Jones on Wed 1st Feb 2012 13:26 UTC in reply to "Hope they can deliver"
Gullible Jones
Member since:
2006-05-23

The hell with tear-free... I'll settle for a graphics stack that runs decently fast on a typical Pentium II box, and doesn't have a fit when I try to enable 2D acceleration.

When I was an acne-pocked teenager, I thought Linux graphics ought to be perfect. Now I think they ought to be stable and snappy, in that order of importance. If looking more like Windows 2000 than Windows 7 is the price to pay... So be it.

P.S. Windows 2000 was awesome. I have seen it crash once from an incompatible third-party driver, and maybe twice from hardware problems, and that's it. It can run fast on a Pentium II with 128 MB of RAM, and much faster on a higher-end machine. Really a shame it's no longer supported.

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RE[2]: Hope they can deliver
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 1st Feb 2012 13:46 in reply to "RE: Hope they can deliver"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Win2000.....faster on a higher-end machine. Really a shame it's no longer supported.

+1
The best Windows OS to date! I still run Win2000 on most of my Windows development machines - rock solid babies with light resource usage (unlike todays OSes).

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RE[3]: Hope they can deliver
by ebasconp on Wed 1st Feb 2012 22:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Hope they can deliver"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Can it still run, say, VisualStudio 2010 or 2008?

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