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The linux desktop is dead!

Sep 17, 2010, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The linux desktop is dead! Or so it will be, soon, if these guys get their way.

"Apparently, and this has been the hot new idea for the last year or two; for Xserver 1.10 people want to get rid of one of the greatest things that XFree86 brought us, and one of the better changes that happened after the X.org fork: modular graphics drivers.

"While the current proposal is simply to undo the modularization work of the mid-naughties (thanks jezza!), it immediately sparked the imagination of others to go even further (to which Alanc answered rather strikingly). But merging drivers back is in itself already a very damaging move."

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