Fedora, like Ubuntu, to dump X for WaylandNov 15, 2010, 13:32 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"When I first saw that Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, was dumping the X Window System, which is the networking windowing system that's the foundation of almost all Unix and Linux graphical desktop, for Wayland, an OpenGL-based display management system, I wondered if other Linux distributors would follow. After all, everyone in Linux graphics circles had one or more beefs with X-too complicated, too slow, too filled with archaic junk and so on. On the other hand, everyone in Unix circles had also been using X since the late 80s, long before Linus Torvalds started work on Linux. Could people really give up X that quickly? You betcha! Fedora, Red Hat's community distribution, has also decided to start to move to Wayland too.
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