On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 20:47:29 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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> ____/ Ben on Tuesday 22 July 2008 18:50 : \____
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>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>> ____/ The Ghost In The Machine on Tuesday 22 July 2008 17:35 : \____
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>>>> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, DFS
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>>>> wrote
>>>> on Mon, 21 Jul 2008 22:37:56 -0400
>>>> <0Hbhk.5224$dP6.3040@bignews1.bellsouth.net>:
>>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>>>> 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.
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>>>>>>

> http://fffff.at/compiz-is-the-most-i...appen-to-linux
>>>>>
>>>>> I highly recommend you follow this advice, Linux nerds. Spend all your
>>>>> time creating flaming windows and spinning cubes - show 'em what Linux is
>>>>> all about.
>>>>>
>>>> You are confused. Eye candy is not what a computer is for
>>>> (though the occasional game is enjoyable, certainly).
>>>> That's why Windows is so popular; people feel they can do
>>>> things with it -- including games. (When it's functioning,
>>>> anyway.)
>>>>
>>>> And of course Windows is now the default solution in our
>>>> technological society, with a huge head start. To overcome
>>>> that head start will require quite a fair amount of work,
>>>> though an old Aesop's Fable comes to mind; the Microsoft
>>>> Rabbit(tm) had better not be asleep, dreaming of stop screens... ;-)
>>>
>>> Compiz improves my productivity. If the trolls don't believe it, then they
>>> can also call the grapes "sour", too. Why should Linux users care what the
>>> Microsoft Munchkins say?
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>>> - --
>>> ~~ Best of wishes
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>> Can you explain how Compiz improves your productivity?

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> One example (since the Munchkins make fun of the cube): if I invoke an action
> in desktop 2 which affects desktop 1, then I want to take a peek at desktop 1
> while still focusing on desktop 2. It's then that I can tilt the cube just
> slightly to take a glimpse at desktop 1, without leaving desktop 2.


Anything to keep the SPAM output high and the quality low I suppose.

> And that's just one example. By the way, Compiz is very multi-head-aware, which
> is impressive.


Too bad the rest of Linux isn't.
IOW getting multiple displays to work under Linux is a real PITA.

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