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Re: Fedora 12 Graphics Issues: Cancel F13 and concentrate on fixing F12 ?



On 11/28/2009 02:49 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
> On 2009/11/28 02:53 (GMT+0530) Rahul Sundaram composed:
> 
>> On 11/28/2009 02:21 AM, Felix Miata wrote:
>>
>>> What makes your statement invalid is your use of the word "essential". Bling
>>> and essential are mutually exclusive characteristics WRT to normal desktop
>                                                         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>>> users. I didn't use the word "useless". And yes, 3D is way more - way more
>    ^^^^^
>>> overhead, way more imposition on older hardware. 3D cannot be essential to
>>> users of older hardware, since it turns their hardware into unresponsive mush.
> 
>> 3D is not just for games and bling.
> 
> No kidding! Note keywords above.

You assume normal desktop users don't have requirement for 3D which is
just plain wrong. Every modern desktop has made 3D a key part of the
user interface. Even in Linux, this is increasingly the trend with
Compiz and now GNOME Shell. Compositing is sooner or later going to be
enabled by default everywhere.

>> People who work on CAD/CAM, 3D
>> rendering software etc would definitely find it essential.
> 
> Somehow those niche users managed 10-20 years ago before there was such a
> thing as 3D support in XFree86/Xorg.

Times and expectations change.

Rahul


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