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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CrimsonScythe
Member since:
2005-07-10

Well, obviously the files look much better with Xgl when you share them, hence "better file-sharing capabilities". You know, in the very much same way as Xgl gives you much better file management, email checking, web browsing, and not to mention, coffee making capabilities. I also heard, but take this with a grain of salt, that Xgl actually will give you better gas mileage on your car, so don't be surprised if you see it for sale on late night TV by som bearded shady guy. Don't underestimate the awesome all-encompassing embetterment-factor of a shiny, flashy GUI!

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

You forgot security! Vista's Aero Glass UI makes it secure *nod*

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CrimsonScythe Member since:
2005-07-10

It seems that joking with something as serious as Xgl is frowned upon by people here, so we better stop. Unfortunately Xgl does not change the humor perception coefficient in its die-hard fans, but maybe in time there will be a software project that can address this very issue.

And, for those stuck firmly on the other side of the big sarchasm (no, not a typo), I actually look forward to using Xgl when it's in an useable state.

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somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Well, obviously the files look much better with Xgl when you share them, hence "better file-sharing capabilities".

Probably a mistake in news article (at least I think so). NLD has included this totaly revamped iFolder
http://ifolder.blogspot.com/
so, my best guess is that they ment NLD10 will have better file-sharing capabilities

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