9 years ago
I read that running the GUI on the Pi is slow because the X system is not
optimised for the graphics chip and uses the main processor instead.
From my ancient knowledge of X you should have two components - the X-
Client (which is the program doing the work) and the X-Server (which is
the system hosting the graphical display).
So the Pi seems ideal to run as an X-Client with an X-Server on a Windows
or Linux (or whatever) system with much greater graphics capability.
This avoids the need for the Pi to do any graphics processing (unless, of
course, you are using the Pi as a media player attached to a TV).
So - are people running this configuration?
It seems a good option for e.g. a headless audio streamer.
I haven't been able to find a discussion in this NG.