Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jul 2014 16:51 UTC
X11, Window Managers

However, I still field plenty of questions from lots of people about this, and a lot of the time, it's extremely simple stuff: "What is X?" "How does it interact with my graphics card and mouse/keyboard?" "What do apps use X for?" "What is Wayland, and how does it fit into the picture?" "What problems did X have that made us want to write new display server technologies?"

These sort of questions were what inspired me to write "The Linux Graphics Stack" in the first place, but there's really never been a comprehensive, historical writeup of our display server technologies in general. So, I chose to spend my free time at Red Hat writing it.

A very fun look at what X actually is - including embedded X server sessions running in your browser using HTML5 canvas. Fancy.

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by hobgoblin on Sat 12th Jul 2014 00:13 UTC
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What is it with RH these days?

Every time someone from that company makes some kind of statement, they seem hell bent on pissing on *nix for some reason or other.

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by moondevil on Sat 12th Jul 2014 06:49 in reply to "hrmf..."
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Maybe because as UNIX vendor they are aware not everything is as perfect as people sell it.

Even UNIX creators moved on, sadly the world didn't want their UNIX improvement.

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by hobgoblin on Sat 12th Jul 2014 07:05 in reply to "RE: hrmf..."
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I would not have a problem with them, if they didn't insist on cramming their changes down everyones throat.

Experiment at home, not in the middle of the plaza.

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