Seeking Enlightenment (The H)

The H interviews Carsten "Rasterman" Haitzler, leader of the Enlightenment project, about the desktop and its future. "The biggest thing E17 brings to the table is universal compositing. This means you can use a composited desktop without any GPU acceleration at all, and use it nicely. We don't rely on software fallback implementations of OpenGL. We literally have a specific software engine that is so fast that some developers spent weeks using it accidentally, not realising they had software compositing on their setup. E17 will fall back to software compositing automatically if OpenGL acceleration doesn't work. It is that good. It even works very nicely on an old Pentium-M @ 600Mhz with zero accelerated rendering support." (Thanks to Tom Arnold.)