Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Feb 2006 22:52 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Novell and Ximian Novell plans to release a beta for its Linux Desktop 10 including new features offering better interoperability with Microsoft Office and Open Office, said Ted Haeger, Novell's director of user communities, at the Southern California Linux Expo. The beta, tentatively scheduled for release next month, will include a new feature, dubbed Xgl. Haeger said Xgl will allow users to jump between screens and multiple desktops. Targeted to CAD software users, Xgl has a practical side that allows users to have better window- and file-sharing capabilities.
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RE: minimum requirements
by thebluesgnr on Thu 16th Feb 2006 01:32 UTC in reply to "minimum requirements"
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The great thing about Xgl is that it actually speeds up things. The only requirement from the hardware is a video card with decent OpenGL accel support.

Driver information is available here:

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----------The great thing about Xgl is that it actually speeds up things.---------------

That's what's supposed to happen when you involve *ANOTHER PROCESSOR* in whatever it is that you're doing. In this case, you're utilizing that GPU alot more and offloading the processing job away from the CPU.

Interesting that the 3d desktop coming to vista slows things down, as a point of reference.

Apple's(to my knowledge) will also speed things up. Does MS even care anymore?

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RE[3]: minimum requirements
by Get a Life on Thu 16th Feb 2006 11:55 in reply to "RE[2]: minimum requirements"
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Effects for which performing all of the calculations on the CPU would be prohibitive are not necessarily faster when done by the GPU than not doing them at all. You should be comparing performing the calculations on the host CPU to doing them on the GPU.

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