Thursday, April 05, 2007

Linux: Compiz and Beryl are merging!

Check it out - Compiz and Beryl and merging! While not my typical blog-fare, it's exciting news. If you have no idea what I'm talking about (and why should you - this isn't much of a Linux blog) they're compositing window managers that put 3D OpenGL acceleration into your X Windows System GUI (like KDE and Gnome).

In other words, it lets you do some neat stuff... like spin the desktop cube - among other things (like sliding window effects, snow, and other neat 3D effects.). Check out some video's that demonstrate what I'm referring to. It's kind of like the Vista slide-deck multiplied by 100.

What if you're new to Linux? Just choose a distribution and go - it's all so much easier than it was 10 years ago - it shouldn't take long to get up and running.

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