Ubuntu may switch to Android technologies to keep the Linux desktop competitive

Posted by sola on Mar 4, 2013 1:45 AM EDT
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With the recent introduction of Ubuntu Touch a very interesting change of strategy is emerging for Canonical. As Phoronix and others have discovered, Ubuntu Phone and Touch are using SurfaceFlinger as their compositor. SurfaceFlinger uses OpenGL ES to render applications screens/windows in a hardware accelerated way using the OpenGL driver of the GPU directly.

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