XFree86 Pairs Well With KDE

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2001-07-02 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Last month saw the release of XFree86 4.1.0, the open-source X Window System that drives the GUIs for operating systems such as Linux and the various versions of Unix.

Last month saw the release of XFree86 4.1.0, the open-source X Window System that drives the GUIs for operating systems such as Linux and the various versions of Unix.

This latest release includes improved support for many graphics cards, including ATI Technologies Radeon and NVidias GeForce 3, as well as improvements to the X Server itself.

I installed XFree86 4.1.0 on a machine running Red Hat 7.1 with the KDE 2.1.1 desktop environment. KDE 2.1.1 includes support for anti-aliased fonts, and I was impressed with its font-rendering performance improvements when teamed with XFree86 4.1.0 rather than 4.0.3.

For more information and to download 4.1.0, visit www.xfree86.org.

 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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