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Windowing System?

Submitted by pedxing

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XFree86  <-> 49% 176 votes
X.Org  <-> 36% 131 votes
Curses  <-> 3% 13 votes
Windowing System?  <-> 9% 32 votes
Total 355 votes

 

 

 

Re: Windowing System?
Posted by jrasmussen0 (67.52.xx.xx) on Thu 30 Jun 2005 at 20:18
Is this what is installed, or what we want to install?

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Re: Windowing System?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Thu 30 Jun 2005 at 21:43
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Hmmmm favourite I guess ...!

Although Sarge users don't get X.org I guess they could install an experimental package..

Steve
-- Steve.org.uk

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Re: Windowing System?
Posted by gonad (203.118.xx.xx) on Thu 30 Jun 2005 at 22:12
Yeah. I use XFree coz it's in Sarge, but I'd prefer to be using X.org. When Debian make that milestone I'll be happy :)

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Re: Windowing System?
Posted by Anonymous (213.164.xx.xx) on Fri 1 Jul 2005 at 08:38
I use Debian just for servers.
Is this poll for the Debian servers, or for my desktop box?

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Re: Windowing System?
Posted by Anonymous (213.164.xx.xx) on Fri 1 Jul 2005 at 08:55
has d-a.org always been so pink?

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Re: Windowing System?
Posted by Steve (82.41.xx.xx) on Fri 1 Jul 2005 at 15:44
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After the first month or two..

Personally I preferred the blue, but other people seemed to think 'red' == 'Debian', so it was changed.

I guess it's not a big deal, so I didn't object too strongly. Steve
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Re: Windowing System?
Posted by ska (81.225.xx.xx) on Sat 2 Jul 2005 at 12:49
On one hand X.Org would be nice to have in Debian, but on the other hand XFree86 already does (almost) everything I want. I would probably try transparency and other graphical effects, but then turn them off.

So, I'm happy with XFree86 in Sarge. I guess there might be other advantages with X.Org (modularity etc), but I'd rather wait for those and have a stable XFree than rush X.Org.

// Simon

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XFree on Laptop, X.Org otherwise
Posted by toyg (195.212.xx.xx) on Mon 4 Jul 2005 at 09:59
On my HP laptop, X.Org suffers from a number of bugs, while XFree works fine. But on a standard workstation, I happily run X.Org to see where X is going...

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Re: Windowing System?
Posted by Anonymous (83.124.xx.xx) on Mon 4 Jul 2005 at 23:31
All I want to add is that x.org is a heck of a lot faster than XFree86. CPU usage is about a third, while update speed is a lot higher (on my rusty P3/450 notebook here).
This highly modernized Debian unstable on that 256MB machine feels about as fast as a (quite slowish) RHEL3 on a P4HT 2.4GHz 256MB!! (no kidding)

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