Install Mir and Xmir In Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy

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Hello guys!

In this article we will take a look at command line instructions needed to install Mir, a computer display server for Linux which is maintained and developed by Canonical Ltd.  At the moment I am writing this article, Mir supports only open source graphic card drivers. The test results done on the version of Mir in development phase show that Mir is having a great performance and its performance seems to be similar to X.Org.  Note that the Mir graphic server is still in development phase and the testing results show that it is stable, but it may have problems with applications, the desktop environment etc. Taking such errors into consideration it is not a good idea to experiment with Mir in your personal computer, so the best and safe solution is to test Mir in a virtual machine.

Do you want to give Mir and XMir a shot?

MIR and XMir are already available in the official repositories of Ubuntu 10.13 Saucy, so you can already install and test the new graphical server in your computer. Remember to test the Mir and Xmir in a safe environment that does not affect you main machine.

How To Install?

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install unity-system-compositor

Enjoy Folks!!

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