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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Boring
by brewmastre on Thu 25th Jan 2007 02:54 UTC
brewmastre
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2006-08-01

I'm sorry, but after watching the videos it looks like it's taking some useful but unoriginal ideas (Zoom/Tile = Expose) and some new but useless ideas(Mirrored windows) and making a window manager. My other concern is that if it doesn't utilize the 3D extension of your video card, won't it just be a CPU hog?

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RE: Boring
by h-milch-mann on Thu 25th Jan 2007 10:23 in reply to "Boring"
h-milch-mann Member since:
2005-10-27

>>My other concern is that if it doesn't utilize the 3D extension of your video card, won't it just be a CPU hog?<<
No you guessed wrong. This is clearly stated in the FAQ.

Do I need a high-end 3D graphical card to use metisse?
No. Metisse uses basic openGL commands for most of its feature and can run on entry level 3D graphic cards. For instance, metisse is able to run (slowly) on PIII 450Mhz with TNT2 graphical chipset.

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RE[2]: Boring
by brewmastre on Thu 25th Jan 2007 13:20 in reply to "RE: Boring"
brewmastre Member since:
2006-08-01

"Do I need a high-end 3D graphical card to use metisse?
No. Metisse uses basic openGL commands for most of its feature and can run on entry level 3D graphic cards."

OK, so it is a 3D desktop. It may not look like one, but if it is using the 3D extension of you video card to do it's magic then it is.

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RE: Boring
by B. Janssen on Thu 25th Jan 2007 11:15 in reply to "Boring"
B. Janssen Member since:
2006-10-11

<brewmastre: I'm sorry, but after watching the videos it looks like it's taking some useful but unoriginal ideas (Zoom/Tile = Expose) and some new but useless ideas(Mirrored windows) and making a window manager.

You don't have to be sorry for being confused. The bird's eye function is a full-screen desktop switcher, not a task switcher, with added functionality for app preview. I'm not quite sure about the usefulness of the mirror function but i guess you can get it without extra effort from the rotating function, for which i *can* see uses. Your other concern has already been addressed.

I haven't seen the copy & paste function yet, DailyMotion seems to choke.

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v RE[2]: Boring
by brewmastre on Thu 25th Jan 2007 13:29 in reply to "RE: Boring"