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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RE: Good
by Bit_Rapist on Mon 19th Mar 2007 20:11 UTC in reply to "Good"
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I haven't to waste some time to comment this, someone on the arstechnica forum already did

And OK, so you can make your windows animate away however you want. Whoopy-de-doo. Yeah, I really want my windows to disappear in a very intensive flame effect, or explode to pieces. This looks like effects found in bad home-movie editing software (ever seen something a kid created in Microsoft Movie Maker? heh).

If thats all you can come up with then I don't think you've really spent any decent time using Beryl.

Those effects can be turned off and there are some nice usability aspects to the software such as the 'expose' style window selection.

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