Friday, April 6, 2007

XGL -- Linux's answer to Windows Vista

Long long ago when the ancient man lived, he never knew what language was and what good communication skills were, but he still needed a way so that he could communicate, and guess what he did? He communicated by means of pictures.

And today the ancient man is still an inspiration to us, because we have learned through ages that a picture can depict what a thousand lines of simple text can't. Our developers were a little bit lazy in adopting this to the computer field and that is the reason why we were initially stuck up with Command Line Interface's(CLI). But they soon realised the huge benefits of GUI and now what do we have? Stiff competetion , great innovation and not to forget copying and implementing ideas of the rival.

What ever be the case the development of GUI's is happening at a rapid pace and we have seen huge developments with the APPLE heading the department of innovation and eye candiness. And now it seems Microsoft has realised the importance and is following the suit with Windows Vista and Windows 7. Linux not wanting to be left behind has started the work on XGL a compositing window manager for the X-Window system. And here's what they have to offer us:

XGL screenshots

new-window-list.jpg3D desktop

While its not stable at the moment , its definitely a step in the right direction.

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