Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Mar 2007 19:37 UTC, submitted by Hiev
X11, Window Managers "Desktop computing technology has evolved considerably since the first graphical user interface was developed by researchers at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center in 1973. Microsoft's Aero Glass, Apple's Quartz 2D Extreme, and Sun's Project Looking Glass are all poised to transform the way that users interact with computers. Also at the forefront of innovation, the Linux community has some prodigiously impressive new user interface technologies of its own. Beryl, a new open-source window manager for Linux, features compelling visual enhancements like support for transparent windows and elaborate window animations."
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Configuration Anyone
by HappyGod on Mon 19th Mar 2007 23:35 UTC
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Beryl definitely has more features and potential than Vista, mainly because Vista really only has two configurataion options: On or Off. Problem with Beryl though is it's still pretty buggy.

Initially Beryl gave me no title bars, and I didn't have to try very hard to get X to refuse to start, or to just display an all white screen.

It needs to detect your config better, and give you more meaningful descriptions of the various config options you have. This will stop everyone just trying each option until they hit the one that works.

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