"The last Xi Graphics product I reviewed was their MaXimum CDE
(Common Desktop Environment) Developers Edition. It seemed that the
"standard" UNIX GUI was bolted onto a Linux distribution of
nebulous lineage and shoved out the door to fend for itself among
the heavyweights from Redhat, TurboLinux and SUSE. The result was
less than satisfying."
"Thankfully, this has changed. As far as I can tell, the Xi
Graphics folks are no longer in the Linux Distribution business. It
pays to stay with what you know - and there is no one in the
display server business that is as fast to market with new drivers
for the Linux and BSD crowd than Xi Graphics.(You can stop with the
argument about proprietary binary-only drivers and no source
code--I know this, and as we will see, sometimes in the world the
way it is at this moment, it is the only way to get what you
"Xi Graphics makes a killer server display if the XFree86
driver for your video card is unavailable or is crap. If they
stopped with the FUD/advertisements intimating that Linux would
gain wider acceptance in the marketplace if all distros used CDE, I
might go so far as to give them a full endorsement. As it is, I'll
just say it's a fine fix for a temporary problem and leave it at
that. Will I use it after the fix comes out on XFree86?
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