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[News] New Eye Candy for GNU/Linux Desktops (Bonanza)

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New Compiz Animation: Bonanza

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| School’s not been out but one day and I’m already doing something [mildly] 
| useful with my life. I wrote this effect yesterday that looks like the window 
| is burning from the inside out. Why did I call it “Bonanza”? If you remember, 
| there used to be a western TV show by the same name that had an 
| old-western-style map that also burned from the inside out. Every time I see 
| this effect, the catchy theme song from the show runs through my head.      


Video on page.


Compiz? Emerald? Metacity? What's the Difference?

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| And now the last bit about themes. I said before that Compiz can use Kwin and
| Metacity's themes just fine thanks to kde-window-decorator and
| gtk-window-decorator. Some people are confused about what exactly comprises a
| Metacity theme versus a GTK theme, especially since they are installed in the
| same place. A GTK theme controls how buttons look, the colors of text, the
| window background, the scrollbars, and the menubar styles. The Metacity theme
| just controls the window border's style. For KDE, the Qt theme does the
| buttons, scrollbars, etc., and Kwin has its own themes for window borders, I
| think.


New Compiz plugins

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| Besides these additions, Freewins plugin from our one and only C-F
| dev/journalist SmSpillaz has improved leaps and bounds, keep up the great
| work. Freewins plugin allows you to rotate any window in any direction (yes
| including in 3D).



Compiz is the Most Important Thing to Ever Happen to Linux.

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| If the Linux community wants to wipe Windows and Mac out of the OS business
| all they need to do in focus all of their collective efforts on developing
| Compiz. With the combine intelligence of hundreds of thousands of nerds we
| could develop the most pimped out windows management system known to mankind.
| The kids don’t want stability, they want an OS w/ rims that spin.


ompiz is Cool – and Why That Matters

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| One of the most vexed questions within the open source world is when, if
| ever, GNU/Linux will take off on the desktop. Strangely, this isn't really
| about capabilities: as someone who has Ubuntu running on both of his main
| systems, I can attest to the fact that GNU/Linux is not just usable, it's a
| downright pleasure to use. In fact, I constantly marvel at how transparent
| open source has become: most of the time I'm simply not aware that I'm using
| it – it just works.
| This raises the interesting question: so what's missing? What more does open
| source need to do in order to capture the attention of the general user? I
| think the answer can be found on this YouTube video.


Introducing the real 3D Compiz!

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| Although I do not think that people would be wearing funny glasses all day
| long to work on their PC, possibilities this plugin presents are quite
| exciting for gamers and everyone wanting to show off the ‘real’ 3D desktop.

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