Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 12:22 UTC, submitted by Rahul
X11, Window Managers Updated: Fedora was right in the middle of announcing all this properly, so here is the updated item containing the official names. Videos included, as well as the inevitable 'Why not Xgl?'. "AIGLX is a project that aims to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard desktop. We have a lightly modified X server (that includes a couple of extensions), an updated Mesa package that adds some new protocol support and a version of metacity with a composite manager. The end result is that you can use GL effects on your desktop with very few changes, the ability to turn it on and off at will, and you don't have to replace your X server in the process." This is part of Fedora's Rendering Project, and instructions on how to install all this are available too.
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I want performance
by microFawad on Mon 20th Feb 2006 13:20 UTC
microFawad
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2005-12-09

I don't care for visual effects and beauty of an interface. The only thing which I like is performance, simple and easy to use interface. ThankGod RedHat is focusing on there interface.
I love Linux but the only reason that I don't use it as my desktop OS is because of its slow response in GUI. I use its CLI and I use Linux only for programming and other work. Windows GUI is really fast if compared with GNOME or KDE.
I am happy that Fedora community is focusing on there interface. I think all of the distributions must focus on there GUI performace.

Edited 2006-02-20 13:22

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RE: I want performance
by dimosd on Mon 20th Feb 2006 14:05 in reply to "I want performance"
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2006-02-10

Same here... Gnome is my favourite, but it's performance is unacceptable. Too bad. I would gladly install Ubuntu or Suse on my mother's computer (an old Celeron), linux desktop has matured enough for that, but it's performance would be embarassing compared to Win2k... Maybe xfce 4.4? We'll see.

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RE[2]: I want performance
by microFawad on Mon 20th Feb 2006 22:44 in reply to "RE: I want performance"
microFawad Member since:
2005-12-09

xfce is faster than GNOME and KDE but its doesn't contain many features that I want. This is one of the biggest reason that I hate xfce. There are very less applications available for xfce.
Poor performance of Linux interface is due to the way its implemented. Windows GUI is faster because its interface is implemented at kernel level or in kernel mode. This is some kind of technical talk that how the interfaces are implemented but both of them have there own advantages and disadvantages.

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RE: I want performance
by halfmanhalfamazing on Mon 20th Feb 2006 15:36 in reply to "I want performance"
halfmanhalfamazing Member since:
2005-07-23

Same here. I had to upgrade my grandma's computer and push the clock my own when moving to linux because from what I understand X.org suffers from horrible latency problems.

I haven't upgraded to 6.9/7.0 yet, but hopefully some of this has been addressed.

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RE[2]: I want performance
by Howie S on Mon 20th Feb 2006 23:22 in reply to "I want performance"
Howie S Member since:
2005-07-14

Same here. I first installed (Red Hat) linux on my PII 333 back in '99. After playing around and learning what interested me, I became increasingly annoyed at the unresponsiveness of GNOME or KDE on top of X. XCFE and WindowMaker were considerably more nimble, but felt awkward and uncomfortable for me. Eventually I swore off linux until the problems with X's sluggish performance were solved, or until X is DEAD (perhaps preferably the latter.) Until I can have the low-latency that I crave in a full-featured GUI, linux will always remain somewhat of a sideshow to me. I wish it didn't have to be this way, but it does.

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