X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Posted Aug 26, 2006 12:31 UTC (Sat) by zboszor
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
Let's put the heated debate aside about X.Org 7.1's temporary incompatibility
with proprietary 3D drives.
"One of the developments merged into 7.1 was the AIGLX project,
dedicated to the important goal of providing better eye candy for
Linux users worldwide."
This sentence is not the whole truth. AIGLX is Accelerated Indirect GLX,
and that means a lot more than just to provide eye candy.
Just think about heavyweight 3D applications, not just games, but CAD/CAM
running on a THIN CLIENT with X.Org 7.1.
It is another disruptive technology that only open source
can make possible. An engineering office with many expensive
workstations can be a whole lot cheaper...
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