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Australian PC Authority: GL to the Power of X

May 26, 2006, 08:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"It's always fun when the future sneaks up on you, and in the last few months that's exactly what's happened in the land of X. Hackers at Novell crawled into a deep, dark basement and spent months hacking away in secret before emerging in January, eyes blinking from the light, with a still experimental but surprisingly usable OpenGL-based X server called Xgl.

"Xgl on its own isn't exactly new--work started around 2004, and I even mentioned it along with other upcoming technologies in issue 98, but thanks to Novell's most recent round of work, it's solid enough to use on a daily basis if you don't mind a little instability

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