m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sun Nov 7 12:58:31 PST 2004
On Sun, Nov 07, 2004 at 12:29:23PM -0700, Lloyd Hayes wrote:
> Xorg is a problem which seems to come under the heading of New
> Technology. I'll stick with XFree86.
> Xorg is now off of this computer.
X.org and XFree86 are almost identical right now. Apart from a few
small details (eg. the precise colour of blue text.) and the levels of
support for some of the very latest graphics hardware, you probably
aren't going to see much difference at all between the ways they
It's not going to stay that way though: X.org are planning on
introducing a lot of new stuff much faster that XFree86 ever did --
but that's mostly because XFree86 development was glacially slow.
X.org has also been chosen as the favoured X implementation by all of
the Linux distros, FreeBSD (where it's standard in 5.x), NetBSD and
OpenBSD as well as big names like Sun, IBM and HP. It's definitely
the way of the future.
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks
PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow
Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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