Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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> 10 cool things you can do with Linux and not with windows
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> | 1. Install a bleeding edge 3d desktop environment on affordable
> | hardware.
> | I've seen compiz running on extremely (from my view) low end hardware.
> | With incredible results. I'm not saying this is something I would advice
> | you to do, because it does eat resources. But it is possible there's a
> | choice and if you like visual effects on the desktop, there's no match
> | for it. If you would like something like this on windows you 're going
> | to need bleeding edge hardware.
An easy way to do all this:
Install Ubuntu on a medium scale PC (compiz itself
appears to be installed by default in the default install),
then install compiz settings manager using Synaptic
which allows compiz to be fully 'exercised'.
And then do the following to get the 3D cube desktop
Go to General > Display Settings > Lighting and turned it off
Enable Desktop Cube and then Desktop Cube > Transparent Cube and set the
two opacity settings to 30%
then Desktop Cube > Skydome and check the skydome check mark
Enable Rotate Cube
Enable Enhanced Zoom Desktop
Right click the virtual workspaces panel and increase the number
of colums to 8.
And hey presto - 100% 3D translucent desktop with 8 screens!!!!!!!!!!
[Some shortcuts for the 3D screen
ctrl + alt + left or right arrow to spin cube
ctrl + alt + down arrow and then left or right arrow for a ring switcher
super + E for yet another switcher
super + mouse wheel scroll to zoom in and out of the 3D desktop.