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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by Trollstoi on Mon 20th Feb 2006 15:49 UTC
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Is it just me, or both GNOME and KDE are way faster than Windows GUI (KDE being even faster than GNOME)? I never understood these complaints about Linux GUI.

Athlon64 2800++ and 512 RAM

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RE: Huh?
by Tom K on Mon 20th Feb 2006 17:08 in reply to "Huh?"
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It's just you. KDE and GNOME are considerably slower than 2K/XP on the same hardware.

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RE[2]: Huh?
by youknowmewell on Mon 20th Feb 2006 19:07 in reply to "RE: Huh?"
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I use both GNOME and XP and can't tell the difference in speed, if there is any. The only difference I can notice is the lag between clicking on the applications menu in the panel and it actually showing the menu. Maybe it's just you?

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