Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2012 22:41 UTC, submitted by Hiev
X11, Window Managers "This is an introductory overview post for the Linux Graphics Stack, and how it currently all fits together. I initially wrote it for myself after having conversations with people like Owen Taylor, Ray Strode and Adam Jackson about this stack. I had to go back to them every month or so and learn the stuff from the ground up all over again, as I had forgotten every single piece. I asked them for a good high-level overview document so I could stop bothering them. They didn't know of any. I started this one. It has been reviewed by Adam Jackson and David Airlie, both of whom work on this exact stack." Introductory or no, still pretty detailed.
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UNIX?
by antik on Fri 7th Sep 2012 05:37 UTC
antik
Member since:
2006-05-19

You mean UNIX graphics stack? Or everything since today would be Linux only? One Nation, One State, One Leader?

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RE: UNIX?
by evert on Fri 7th Sep 2012 09:49 in reply to "UNIX?"
evert Member since:
2005-07-06

I would love that. We need one champion to take on Windows and MacOS, not 10^6 different *nix-like operating systems and Linux flavours.

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RE[2]: UNIX?
by kwan_e on Fri 7th Sep 2012 11:19 in reply to "RE: UNIX?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

I would love that. We need one champion to take on Windows and MacOS, not 10^6 different *nix-like operating systems and Linux flavours.


And that is why we end up with so many Linux distributions.

"Unlike all previous distributions, MY distribution will be the end-all."

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RE[2]: UNIX?
by tylerdurden on Sat 8th Sep 2012 00:51 in reply to "RE: UNIX?"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Sometimes you need diversity, for those times Linux is a perfect fit. Sometimes you don't, for those occasions OSX or Windows may that better tool.

As usual: use the correct tool for the problem at hand, not the other way around. If you want Linux to be like OS or Windows, then get Windows or OSX.

Linux great strength is its open nature and customization/options, that is also its biggest weakness. There are products/projects that are enabled by Linux, which would be impossible using proprietary closed systems, and of course viceversa also applies.

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RE: UNIX?
by einr on Fri 7th Sep 2012 09:56 in reply to "UNIX?"
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2012-02-15

No, they do not "mean" that, and if you had paid the article even a cursory glance, you would already know that. libdrm, Wayland and other things the article deals with are Linux specific.

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RE: UNIX?
by moondevil on Fri 7th Sep 2012 10:50 in reply to "UNIX?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Well, I imagine a kernel needs a few things more to have the graphics stack running.

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