Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Apr 2009 16:16 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces This is the eleventh article in a series on common usability and graphical user interface related terms. On the internet, and especially in forum discussions like we all have here on OSNews, it is almost certain that in any given discussion, someone will most likely bring up usability and GUI related terms - things like spatial memory, widgets, consistency, Fitts' Law, and more. The aim of this series is to explain these terms, learn something about their origins, and finally rate their importance in the field of usability and (graphical) user interface design. After a rather long hiatus, this eleventh instalment will focus on bling, desktop effects, and compositing, and what they can contribute to the desktop experience.
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by panzi on Sat 4th Apr 2009 17:38 UTC
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KWin is very nice and can also function as a normal (non-composite) WM, in case there is no hardware support available. However, KWin 4 is still very young and crashes often on login or when changing configuration options. SO it still has quite a way to go, but it is very promising. I like the window/program specific settings etc. (that are actually supported since the KDE 3 times and have nothing to do with composite).

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