Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Mar 2014 22:55 UTC
Mac OS X

In my Mac Pro review I lamented the state of 4K display support under OS X 10.9.0. In my conclusion I wrote: "4K display compatibility under OS X is still a bit like the wild west at this point". Compatibility was pretty much only guaranteed with the ASUS/Sharp 4K displays if you cared about having a refresh rate higher than 30Hz. Even if you had the right monitor, the only really usable resolution was 3840 x 2160 - which ends up making text and UI elements a bit too small for some users. Absent were the wonderful scaling resolutions that Apple introduced with its MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Well it looks like that won't be the case for long, last night I got reports (thanks Mike!) that the latest developer build of OS X 10.9.3 includes expanded support for 4K displays, 4K/60Hz support for rMBPs and scaled resolutions below 4K.

So, OS X is essentially the only desktop operating system with proper HiDPI support, right?

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Gnome?
by sb56637 on Thu 13th Mar 2014 02:02 UTC
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RE: Gnome?
by stabbyjones on Thu 13th Mar 2014 02:19 in reply to "Gnome?"
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2008-04-15

3.10+ supports it well.

Even Windows 8.1 supports it now.

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RE[2]: Gnome?
by No it isnt on Thu 13th Mar 2014 17:33 in reply to "RE: Gnome?"
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2005-11-14

Windows 8.1 still is mostly broken for non-Metro apps. Gnome is fine if all you use is Gnome and Firefox, I suppose. I'm not sure which I dislike most: The Linux way of keeping it small in unsupported apps, or the Windows way of making things pixelated and ugly.

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