Open source vs. monolith

Watch this mind-boggling video to see what a genuinely innovative and powerful user interface, XGL under Linux, can do. Plus, it runs just fine on a regular video card with no high-powerful computer needed.

XGL was created in the open source world, Vista by a monolith. It’s no contest, XGL blows Vista away, which should be a cautionary tale for monoliths.

A recent Observer article, Why Vista will mean the end of the Microsoft monolith, is getting lots of attention in the tech blogosphere. Check my comments, and Chris Pirillo’s too.


  • Actually it’s awfully similar to OS X, which was created by…a monolith.