Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Mar 2005 23:18 UTC, submitted by adel
X11, Window Managers Seth Nickell posted some screenshots and videos showing the experimental Luminocity window manager & Cairo which enable a XOrg-based desktop to get accelerated GL eye candy graphics. update: more here.
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by leo on Thu 24th Mar 2005 01:46 UTC

I'm not sure if I'd have a use for flashy effects like that, but the videos are sure impressive.

Most importantly, it works with a puny video card like the Intel 810, as it should. All these fancy desktop effects are nothing to any post-Geforce video card.

This is why I bitched so long about the full Longhorn interface probably requiring DirectX9 capable cards. Here we see (also in OS X of course) how it can be done with far less hardware.