Life is a funny thing. While Microsoft decided to postpone launch of Vista, Linux brought out in the open Fedora Core 5.
The newly released product brings inÂ some new graphics features and virtualization abilities. Along these, Fedora also provides desktop utilities based on a software framework from Microsoft.
The graphical user interfaces from Linux, GNOME and KDE have been updated. Accelerated Indirect GL X is also supported by version number 5, adding 3D effects for its users.
It seems like the developers at Fedora and Linux have put a lot of effort in developing the graphics characteristics. The team also included Cairo which is a library that Firefox or other applications can use in order to draw 2D graphics based on vectors and not bitmaps.
Programmers are offered the possibility of working faster with the aid of Xorg 7.0, which enables them to break software components into independent modules.
Linux has spent years in trying to polish their products and supply its users with interesting solutions. Even if a large number of people consider Linux solutions to be better than what Redmond giant has to offer, Microsoft keeps dominating the market as people keep using Windows. Will we ever get to see Linux truly compete with what Microsoft is providing or this is a battle with a clear winner right from the start, which is definitely not Linux.