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Old 03-06-2005, 04:52 PM   #1
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Why should i use XFree86?


Is there any reason to use XFree86 when i kan use xorg?
 
Old 03-06-2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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I don't think there is...
 
Old 03-06-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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All development on XFree86 has stopped and now everyone is working on Xorg. Xorg is newer and putting out alot more features. I think everyone left XFree after the people in charge were being all weird about licensing
 
Old 03-06-2005, 05:25 PM   #4
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All development on XFree86 has stopped and now everyone is working on Xorg. Xorg is newer and putting out alot more features. I think everyone left XFree after the people in charge were being all weird about licensing
This isn't true. They're still developing it, albeit at a much slower pace.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 05:28 PM   #5
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if it was a case of everyone then the licensing issue wouldn't have come up in the first place...
 
Old 03-06-2005, 05:50 PM   #6
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It's entirely up to you. If you like XFree86 then carry on. If you prefer Xorg or just want to go with your distros choice, use it.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 06:02 PM   #7
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i bet right now xfree has support for more hardware than xorg

xorg is a big pay to play thing involving huge hardware comanies and even the US military
what do you want to bet it favors certain manufacturers.

i see every reason to still use xfree for the same reason i have always used it -- it's free of comercialism
 
Old 03-06-2005, 07:18 PM   #8
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XFree86 is free of commercialism?

Read the new license. It's a bit ambiguous and is unclear whether or not they are leaving the door open to levy licensing fees in the future. This is why distributions have been either shipping an old version of XFree86 with the clear, unrestricted license, and have been migrating to X.org as they've become comfortable that it is stable enough.

It'd suck royally if you became a Linux distributor, commercial developer, or implementor and XFree86 two years from now decided they were going to "clarify" the license and then demand royalties and/or licensing fees, or back payments for distribution rights.

Also: X.org has true transparency now - and it works quite well if you have an accelerated driver, wheras XFree86 is still stuck in the '90s technology-wise.
 
  


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