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