Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th Feb 2012 23:46 UTC
X11, Window Managers "This is the first real release of Wayland and Weston. Wayland is the protocol and IPC mechanism while Weston is the reference compositor implementation. The 0.85 branch in both repositories is going to be protocol and interface stable. We have a series of protocol changes on the table before 1.0 but this branch marks a stable point before we jump into that." Change is coming to the Linux world. And yes, I get the irony of using this particular icon, but it's the closest I could find.
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by hornett on Sat 11th Feb 2012 11:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
hornett
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2005-09-19

You mention Windows XP as an example of a good GUI, when in fact the XP GUI is slow as hell that has leaks all over the place. What the hell are you smoking?


Say what you like about XP and its GUI. Fact is that it's still perfectly usable 11 years after release. And what's more, the majority of current Windows software still works on it.

Compare and contrast to RedHat 7.1 which was released at broadly the same time. Impossible to get current software installed on it, and essentially unusable with the outdated Gnome 1.2 desktop.

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by ricegf on Mon 13th Feb 2012 12:07 in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

And what's more, the majority of current Windows software still works on it.


True, but for all the wrong reasons. Vista was several years late, and was generally reviled by the market - so developers had to support XP for what seemed like eternity. And Microsoft kept extending its life, even bringing back marketing during the netbook surge.

Now that 7 has arrived and been met with a general sigh of relief by the Microsoft faithful, support for XP in new apps is fading away.

Finally.

Don't expect Win 7 to run most new apps in 2023 - unless Win 8 is greeted with the same lack of enthusiasm as Vista was, of course.

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