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Re: AcceleratedX and XFree86

> What do I gain by using AcceleratedX instead of XFree86 besides speed and H/W
> support and what do I lose?  AccleratedX has several different packages that
> can be purchased.  Can I get the same stuff from XFree86? 

One of the things you would gain by using _XFree86_ is the ease of use of
the debian packages.  Using the packages, X usually works 'out of the box',
and sometimes requires minor tweaks to get it running.  All of the 
X-libraries, fonts, accelerated server options, symlinks, etc. are all set
up for you.  Unless you're doing something where graphics speed with X
is of utmost importance, the time saved by using the debian XFree86 packages
over AcceleratedX would be greater than the time saved by a slightly faster

(Oh, BTW, using XFree86 on a P-120 with ATI-Expression (Mach-64, 2megs DRAM)
running at 1024x768 the x-server was outperforming an SGI-indigo X-server
using x11perf as a meter of performance (ok, the SGI was running true-color 
at 1600x1280, but it costs 10x more :) )
				- John Larkin	
				- jlarkin@hmc.edu
				- http://aij.st.hmc.edu/~jlarkin

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