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Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3

Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3

Posted Aug 7, 2009 4:11 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
In reply to: Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3 by epa
Parent article: Mutter: a window manager for GNOME 3

EXACTLY.

OS X used composited desktop with NO acceleration AT ALL for a long time.

They didn't have acceleration until 'Quartz Extreme' came out. You know what the hardware requirements were for GPU driven compositing?

* AMD (ATI) Radeon, AGP-based, 16MB VRAM minimum, or better
* NVIDIA GeForce2 MX, 16MB VRAM minimum, or better

OS X 10.0 came out over EIGHT YEARS AGO with a software-driven composited desktop. This thing ran fine on PowerMAC G3 with 266mhz processors. I know, because I had to set them up for a part-time job I had at the time. (as long as you had enough RAM)

Composition is a GOOD thing.


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