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[News] Free Software First-of-its-kinds (Visual)

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Open Source Innovations

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| "Open source copies from commercial software." "Without commercial software 
| spending so much money on research, open source software would have no new 
| ideas." "Open source needs commercial software to survive." These are some of 
| the statements about open source software made by those with a vested 
| interest in seeing it fail or flounder - but are they justified or merely 
| FUD?     
| While there are several logical arguments against this, and we will touch 
| upon a couple, the best argument is real world evidence: cases where open 
| source developers have been the innovators, and often where commercial 
| software has followed.   



[compiz] [ANNOUNCE] compiz-0.7.8

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| New plugin "obs" that handles opacity, brightness and saturation
| bindings
| and matches.
| Put unresponsive window greyout, including options to configure it, to
| fade plugin.
| Add "constant fade time" fade mode to fade plugin.
| Removed opacity bindings and matches from core. Users that entered
| opacity
| matches should enable the obs plugin and enter the matches there.
| Enhanced timer infrastructure to allow synchronization of execution of
| multiple timer callbacks.


New Triangular Tessalations for Compiz

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| In addition to the being able to break the window into hexagonal and
| rectangular shapes, using my triangular tessellation code found in the
| extra-animations plugin, Compiz can now break up the window into triangular
| shapes.
| The effect is used currently in the explode and leaf spread effects. I also
| added hexagonal tesselation to the leafspread effect.


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).



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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