Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Feb 2006 07:10 UTC, submitted by fsmdave
X11, Window Managers 3D graphics on X11: XGL vs AIGLX. This article delves into the inner workings of XGL and AIGLX. It shows that there are many similarities between these two competing/co-operating "rivals" and plenty of room for growth.
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RE[2]: Good read
by Soulbender on Mon 27th Feb 2006 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Good read"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

"Yes X is a mess."
You are confusing X the windowing system and protocol with the implementations XFree86 and X.org.

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RE[3]: Good read
by siride on Mon 27th Feb 2006 14:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Good read"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

> "Yes X is a mess."
> You are confusing X the windowing system and protocol
> with the implementations XFree86 and X.org.

That's obviously what he meant. I really hate people who play semantic games like this when it is perfectly clear what someone meant. You are in the same group of people who say "Linux is just the kernel". Yes, technically it is just the kernel, but when most people say "Linux", they mean Linux as a complete OS and distribution of software. Nobody gets confused, except for pedants like you.

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RE[4]: Good read
by Sphinx on Mon 27th Feb 2006 14:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Good read"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

It is indeed so trying and difficult to say what one means and mean what one says, oh the effort.

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RE[4]: Good read
by Moulinneuf on Mon 27th Feb 2006 21:16 in reply to "RE[3]: Good read"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

GNU/Linux is the name of the OS
Linux is the name of the kernel

Its not pedantic its to differentiate between the two , because you know some of us fix both work on both and contribute on both and advocate both , so we decided thats how its going to be.

You disagree and whant to call us pedantic , fine , thats how we differentiate between an expert and a moron. Moron say Linux for everything.

Have a nice day moron

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