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Linux.com: Linux 3D Revisited

Nov 30, 1999, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Luke Groeninger)

"After the article I wrote last week, many people were curious for more details on 3D acceleration in Linux. A few people insulted me for not being technical in an article meant to be a summary, not a thesis. For all of you people out there wanting a more detailed work, here you go."

"The X Window System is a client-server graphical user interface, designed so that it can be run across a network as easily as it can be run on a lone computer. While this gives X unparalleled flexibility, it makes it extraordinarily complex and gives it an overhead that is at times unbelievable. When running on a single computer, it has to send commands to itself through loopback for even simple tasks, such as drawing a window...."

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