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linux gets shinier

linux gets shinier
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Xgl + Compiz = Linux desktop grooviness.Rubbish video of a few of the cool effects, including bouncy windows/menus and expose-a-like feature.

Aqua-style dock, proper transparancy, 3D cubey-desktop spinny thing and more also available. Up yours, Macs! :)
8th Jun 2006, 03:18   | tags:,

alexis says:

aw. cute.

but, I have a feeling it doesn't have quite the same speech recognition software built in : \\

8th Jun 2006, 03:45

mat says:

speech recognition is rubbish. well, I'm rubbish at using it. I just can't think that way round for writing email/etc., I edit and rewrite far too much. Also programming is nigh-on impossible by voice, in my experience.

so I'll settle for bouncy windows and limited computing time. :( but at least I can run linux again, which is pleasing.

nice to see you again though, hello :)

8th Jun 2006, 03:58

daz says:

*sneers* :)

8th Jun 2006, 06:25

neel says:

Aw, mat - can't we all share in the goodness?

8th Jun 2006, 09:41

Euphro says:

As a person who spends a lot of time using speech recognition software (and I don't mean complete voice control), I would say that editing and rewriting is quite easy. It does take a little bit of extra discipline to use, but, in my experience, it is well worth it :)

8th Jun 2006, 09:59

Electric Sheep says:

Mat, I hear linux comes with some uber-cool features, but you gotta unlock them by tryping:

userdel -r


8th Jun 2006, 10:33

daz says:

lol :)

8th Jun 2006, 14:22

mat says:

that didn't work, so I tried doing:

rm -rf /

Did the trick.

8th Jun 2006, 14:22

daz says:

Ah, but that's the minimalist version. ;)

8th Jun 2006, 14:26

Joe says:

I have to say I'm most impressed by the transparency, being able to make things see-thru with the mouse wheel is just fantastic

8th Jun 2006, 21:17

JokerXL says:

I'm wondering if I dare dip my toe in the Linux water, getting curious.

9th Jun 2006, 08:06

mat says:

Joker - go here, download the CD for your architecture (if you don't know, you have i386), burn, place in CD drive, reboot.

Enjoy playing with linux. Reboot without cd in drive - system back to normal! LiveCDs are well clever.

Sadly, it won't look this pretty out of the box - compix/xgl is still fairly experimental. Give it six months or a year, and it'll be mainstream.

9th Jun 2006, 14:29

tullis says:

I'm getting myself some of that!!

9th Jun 2006, 14:34

JokerXL says:

Tnx Mat, downloading now.

10th Jun 2006, 19:31

Steve says:

It's like all watery.... waits for Mac to catch up.....

12th Oct 2006, 15:13