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NewtorkWorld: Interface developments

Jul 31, 2000, 16:43 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"Two recent developments in Linux desktops may interest enterprise network users: another brand-new Linux graphical user interface and a new X Windows release."

"Two weeks ago, Xi Graphics released a new Linux desktop GUI called DeXtop. ... Because the desktop is based on CDE and Motif, it has the same GUI used in Unix workstations... This allows the desktop to be deployed in mixed Unix/Linux environments with cross-platform compatibility for applications and desktop customizations compiled with the DeXtop development environment."

"Also, the latest version of Xfree86 was released earlier this month. ... Key improvements include more widely supported VGA and SVGA drivers for accelerated video performance from several video card manufacturers, such as Cirrus Logic and 3Dfx, as well as support for 3D graphics rendering and viewing."

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