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[3]: minimum requirements
by Get a Life on Thu 16th Feb 2006 11:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: minimum requirements"
Get a Life
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2006-01-01

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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halfmanhalfamazing Member since:
2005-07-23

That's not really what I was saying, but I understand.

----------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.----------

No, I'm not saying necessarily that they'll be *faster* when done on the GPU as opposed to being done by the CPU, I'm saying that the whole OS will feel faster because those tasks(whatever they are) are not being done by the CPU. They're being done by the GPU. The CPU can focus in on other things and get them done faster while the pass-off is done on graphical calculations.

This is the whole point(well one of them) of a 3d desktop. There's so much horsepower in a GPU that goes unused, why not use it?

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RE[5]: minimum requirements
by Get a Life on Thu 16th Feb 2006 14:45 in reply to "RE[4]: minimum requirements"
Get a Life Member since:
2006-01-01

My point was that when comparing Vista's performance with its effects, you must compare them as if they were being performed on the host CPU. Making the GPU do tasks is not necessarily going to make the experience 'faster' if what you are doing is just adding more 'things' and performing them on the GPU. If your comparison is between effects performed on the GPU and sans effects entirely, the comparison is loaded.

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