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My favorite useful Compiz features

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| Personally, I am most concerned with the Compiz plugins that add
| functionality to my desktop. There are plenty of those too. I am going to
| outline some of my favorites and most useful.


Pictures on the page. Munchkins will share "sour grapes".


Compiz Support For Multi-Pointer X

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| In May we shared that Multi-Pointer X (or MPX for short) was entering the
| mainline X server. While it was merged to master that month, X Server 1.5 was
| already branched out and therefore it won't appear in X.Org 7.4, but it will
| appear in X Server 1.6 (X.Org 7.5) until next year.



Compiz is the Most Important Thing to Ever Happen to Linux.

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| If the Linux community wants to wipe Windows and Mac out of the OS business
| all they need to do in focus all of their collective efforts on developing
| Compiz. With the combine intelligence of hundreds of thousands of nerds we
| could develop the most pimped out windows management system known to mankind.
| The kids don’t want stability, they want an OS w/ rims that spin.


Compiz is Cool – and Why That Matters

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| One of the most vexed questions within the open source world is when, if
| ever, GNU/Linux will take off on the desktop. Strangely, this isn't really
| about capabilities: as someone who has Ubuntu running on both of his main
| systems, I can attest to the fact that GNU/Linux is not just usable, it's a
| downright pleasure to use. In fact, I constantly marvel at how transparent
| open source has become: most of the time I'm simply not aware that I'm using
| it – it just works.
| This raises the interesting question: so what's missing? What more does open
| source need to do in order to capture the attention of the general user? I
| think the answer can be found on this YouTube video.


Compiz and Compiz Fusion 0.7.6 out in wild

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| In the new features there is now a new “Static Switcher” that shows
| thumbnails of all the open windows and moves caret instead of thumbnails.
| Place plugin received a rewrite that enhances it’s multi-display support.
| Gtk-window-decorator is now accesessibilit(a11y) sensitive and ezoom plugin
| now has area zoom, helping people with disabilities to work on computer with
| ease.
| Eye-candy? Full sphere!! I’ll let a picture talk for itself.

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