In article <dv0fek$1qvf$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> For those who love eye candy, Dapper features an easily-installable XGL
> package. Why bother mentioning this? Everyone knows that UNIX variants are
> powerful working tools, but 'wrapping' has probably been a drawback to
> many (marketing aside). XGL beats the hell out of Tiger and Vista, which
> let us face it, have got some catching up to do. It is ironic that visuals
> make the most conspicuous selling point whilst popular applications like
> Firefox are known to have Open Source roots.
You're overly optimistic as to the state of XGL. See the Wikipedia
article for a good summary of the current status:
Also, note that to get good performance out of this will require binary
drivers from NVidia and ATI. Expect some major bitching about that from
certain directions. I wonder if that will prevent some distributions
from adopting this technology?