Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 01:08 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris "For some time now, I've been working with members of In Situ team to integrate their Metisse software in Mandriva Linux and it is really exciting. Mandriva will announce very soon (today or tomorrow) Metisse will be part of Mandriva Spring 2007 and is also available as a Live CD based on Mandriva 2007.0 and GNOME right now so everybody can try Metisse right now and report bugs."
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Don't watch screenshots, try it for yourself
by h3rman on Thu 25th Jan 2007 12:26 UTC
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Time and again it occurs to me that when it comes to graphical desktops, screenshots are meaningless. The look, yes, but the feel, you can't communicate that by screenshots - nor videos.

I've seen a couple of AIGLX/XGL Beryl/Compiz screenshots videos (it's hard to avoid them in any case) and I thought the cube and wobble stuff was crap, and the Expose effect was unstable as compared to OS X. When I did try it (after finally discovering there was an open driver for my ATi card), it was (felt) much better than it looked on the internet, because of the way "Expose" actually worked on my computer, even from a live cd.

Still don't like the cube though, but also the Alt+Tab, and the look of the window lists are quite nice.

Maybe we should ban all screenshots. ;)

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