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Re: [OT] Why does X need so much CPU power?

On Tue, 2003-09-02 at 15:04, Yves Goergen wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 02, 2003 12:42 PM CET, Nicos Gollan wrote:
> > Windows OTOH was designed (and please don't start arguing whether
> > "designed" is the right term... we all know what we think about that
> > ;-) ) to provide a nice UI on a relatively powerful workstation
> > without the whole overhead of a client/server concept which allowed
> > to do a lot of nice things easily (transparency with an updated
> > background, native 3D acceleration, font management that actually
> > works, etc.). To be honest, were it not for the way Microsoft handles
> > things, I'd be using it right now. I'd probably keep the servers in
> > the basement running Linux, but for the desktop use Win would win.
> You see? All those things, a nice, responsive UI, that "font management that
> actually works", all those little things keep me with Windows (XP for that

Actually those are all the things that converted me to linux. Windows
kept failing on me in all those respect every monday and thursday.
I don't know what I am doing wrong, but the only thing that I had a
problem setting up was dri, which I later found was quite east using the
debian packages, and swsusp, which I am still having some problems with.

> part) for my desktop. I have absolutely no doubt that a Unix/Linux system is
> great for server systems that need stability, security and network features
> more than X (in general they even have no monitor attached to it...). And
> this is why I'm on this list. I want to learn how to successfully and
> efficiently manage a Linux server for the public internet.

> But, Nicos, if I understand you right, you see all the advantage the Windows
> UI gives you, and you'd be using it, if it wasn't by Microsoft or Microsoft
> wouldn't behave like they do? That's an interesting point of view, too. For
> my part, (I've followed this thread up to here) it's just no decision to
> switch to Linux for a desktop computer. I don't want to work customizing my
> system that much (Joe Public...) to have it done what I want. Of course, I
> will take my IDE and build some helpful little tools, as I did in the past
> (and as I have the time for that), but installing Windows - it works. Some
> minor optimizations here and there, and I'm happy with it. (Plus do many of
> the previously mentioned points like 'hardware compatibility' or 'I want to
> share that work with others' apply to me.)
> Now please don't hit me for that, maybe I'm not that geek as others here...
> ;)
> -- 
> Yves Goergen
> nospam.list@unclassified.de
> Please don't CC me (causes double mails)
Micha Feigin

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