On 27 May 2006, at 00:57, Sonic wrote:
> Customers don't really know how things work, and they generally
> don't want to. So if a system does the job, and you can through in
> a few bells and whistles in the demonstration, then the chances are
> they'll choose you over an alternative that does the same job. As
> long as there isn't much of a difference in the prices of course.
>> "Presentation is everything" as they say (or at least it's something).
Sadly, this is often all too true. But I don't know that a flashy
desktop switch would count - depends what you're selling, I suppose.
> Anyway the moral of the story was, if you have the hardware to
> support it, why not?
Well, my reasons are:
1) It appears to have buggered up the normal functioning of the KDE
pager (though that could be something else, I suppose)
2) Apparently accelerated video doesn't work with Xgl (too many
layers of abstraction, it seems) - though I have no doubt that will
be fixed eventually.
3) For my usage, stability matters rather more than eye candy - the
descriptions of how to set this up are littered with messages like
"Watch out - this may cause testicualr cancer on Tuesdays" etc.
And last, but not least - my personal primary machine now is my
notebook, which runs OS-X - I've already got the best eye candy there
is, and it's solid as a rock :-)
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