I decided today to get my system up and running on FreeDesktop.org's
XServer. XServer is a replacement for XFree86 and it could become the future standard for most distributions if XFree and the distribution folk don't settle there licensing problems.
I don't want to get into the licensing issues here, I just want to talk about XServer in general.
Right now I have it running and I am using KDE 3.2 with it. You can see screen shots of my old XFree desktop
as well as my new XServer destkop
The major visual differences are in the fonts, as the font rendering system is a little bit different in XServer.
XServer is also a touch slower, but it isn't too big of a deal really.
I guess the major set backs at the moment are the following:
1) No GLX extension support as of yet in XServer. If you need OpenGL you are out of luck.
2) No hardware acceleration.
These are pretty sizeable show stoppers for some, but since I don't play games I don't really care much about either.
For being such an early version XServer works really well. The mouse is setup to work a little differently which is currently driving me crazy, but I think I can either figure out how to change it or get used to it pretty quickly.
One big possitive was how quick it compiled and installed. XFree takes about 5x as long to build.
In short, if you don't use 3D stuff much (or at all) I recommend giving XServer a shot. They could probably use the feedback (both possitive and negative).
Anyone else used/use XServer? What do you think?