RE: I hate Linux Graphics

Linux Hater has a great post about the sad state of 3D under Linux — even if 10 years have passed since we first start bitching about it. It’s amazing how slower than Windows XP all graphics-related operations are on Linux. From 3D games, to video decoding, and most recently experienced, Flash 9 decoding of a 720/24p video from Vimeo (about twice slower on a 1.6 Ghz CoreDuo than on my much older and slower P4 3Ghz that runs XP). The Lunix users will always blame commercial companies for “not optimizing for Linux”, but when everything is slower than XP, including OSS apps, something else is going on. And Linux Hater only touched the surface on this one.

This is the kind of stuff that prompt me to think that Gnome should initiate a complete “reboot” of the Linux desktop, integrating and re-writing everything that a desktop needs: from a new 3D interface and driver hook-up, to new sound engine, to a new window server, and only run the old X apps via either a rootless X server or just virtualization.

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