"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