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[2]: Why don't.....
by gilboa on Mon 20th Feb 2006 18:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Why don't....."
gilboa
Member since:
2005-07-06

(I'm a KDE user...)

Do you have a survey that backs your "65%/20%" statistics?

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RE[3]: Why don't.....
by collinm on Mon 20th Feb 2006 19:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Why don't....."
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT2127420238.html

use google to have more survey

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RE[4]: Why don't.....
by gilboa on Tue 21st Feb 2006 09:13 in reply to "RE[3]: Why don't....."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

OK.
I remember reading these numbers before.

However, this survey doesn't really follow strict rules (It doesn't slice the general Linux-using population... E.g. Enterprise users were unlikely to participate) and I doubt that the resulting numbers are valid.

Never the less, having no numbers of my own (and being a KDE user myself) I will concede... ;)

Gilboa

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RE[4]: Why don't.....
by kelvin on Mon 27th Feb 2006 11:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Why don't....."
kelvin Member since:
2005-07-06

The desktoplinux.com survey is completely bogus, and not relevant to real world KDE/Gnome usage. As you can see on your link, there was vote tampering by the Yoper community. The Yoper votes were later deleted from the Distribution category, but that still leaves the rest of the survey severely skewed towards the KDE-centric Yoper.

As for online surveys, their value is questionable at best.

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