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[News] Compiz 0.8.0 Released, New ATI Drivers Also

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[compiz] [ANNOUNCE] compiz-0.8.0

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| New plugin "commands" that handles the bindings for arbitrary commands that 
| previously were handled in core. In addition to the previously present key 
| bindings button and edge bindings were added as well.  


[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-ati 6.11.0

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| xf86-video-ati 6.11.0
| Highlights:
| - - Lots of bug fixes since 6.10.0
| - - Crtc/output/encoder rework
| - - Render repeat mode fixes
| 6.12.0 will be soon to follow with accel support for r6xx/r7xx chips
| Alan Coopersmith (2):
|       Remove xorgconfig & xorgcfg from See Also list in man page
|       Add README with pointers to mailing list, bugzilla & git repos



First Look: Elive E17 Compiz

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| If you've read the latest Softpedia Linux Weekly you probably remember the
| video clip of the week showing a lot of awesome desktop effects. Wait, don't
| leave just yet. I know you're sick of all those
| Compiz Fusion praising videos that are everywhere on the Internet but this
| time it's a little different. We're talking about a distribution and its
| desktop environment that didn't cross ways with Compiz. Until now. Yep, there
| is a special Elive E17 bundled with all the good 3D stuff. Knowing Elive's
| reputation of being one of the most beautiful and stylish distributions out
| there, what can really go wrong if you combine two of Linux's most valuable
| eye-candy providers?
| After watching that video, we decided to put it to the test on one of our
| machines to see if all that buzz around it was really worth it. For more fun,
| the test PC was sort of a prehistoric one with 512 MB of RAM and an Nvidia
| GeForce FX 5200 (yeah...). Well, it wasn't just for fun, but it was also a
| very good way to evaluate Elive's performance under such extreme conditions.

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