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State of the X Window

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Uploaded on Feb 7, 2008

Google Tech Talks
February, 7 2008

ABSTRACT

A few years ago, development of the X Window System was
revitalized by a change in management and the rise of a
new generation of machines and operating systems. This
talk is a tour of X, with emphasis on the things that are
new and the things that are to come: advances in 2D
rendering, use of 3D hardware, high-quality typography,
revamped input support, client-side migration of
responsibilities, and new support for the critical layers
of software between the server and the toolkit. It's the
seventh Year of the Linux Desktop, and the future has
never looked shinier.

Speaker: Keith Packard, Intel
Keith Packard was employee number three at the MIT X
Consortium, and has written a substantial portion of the
open-source X Window System server. He currently works
for Intel, and is a founding Board Member of the X.Org
Foundation.

Speaker: Barton C Massey, Portland State University
Bart Massey is an Associate Professor of Computer Science
at Portland State University, and Secretary of the X.Org
Foundation. His current research interests are in
development and deployment of open hardware and software
technologies.

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