Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Sep 2007 14:34 UTC, submitted by luna6
X11, Window Managers "For the next round of Linux Releases (Ubuntu Gutsy, Fedora 8, OpenSuse 10.3, Mandriva 2008, etc.) Compiz Fusion should be installed by default in those releases and with the release date looming not far ahead the time is ripe to give you a preview of what to expect from the latest Compiz Fusion."
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RE[2]: I love it
by flanque on Tue 11th Sep 2007 22:15 UTC in reply to "RE: I love it"
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It looks neat, but so far I've found it objectively doesn't really offer any increased productivity.

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RE[3]: I love it
by cyclops on Tue 11th Sep 2007 22:24 in reply to "RE[2]: I love it"
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"It looks neat, but so far I've found it objectively doesn't really offer any increased productivity."

I'm not disagreeing with you, although objectively you have little to know way of knowing. Even proper testing I suspect would only produce dubious results.

I suspect a faster CPU, more memory, or even better a larger monitor...or two will have a greater effect on productivity, esp as in this instance we are talking small amounts of time that add up.

What is clear is that it does make desktop *events* clearer; improve your screen real estate; provide smooth transitions between events; add accessibility features.

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RE[3]: I love it
by dagw on Wed 12th Sep 2007 11:24 in reply to "RE[2]: I love it"
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Pretty desktop background don't offer increased productivity either, but most people seem quite fond of them despite this. People will also argue about if a certain icon set is pretty or ugly for hours at an end, yet no one has shown objectively that a pretty icon set increases productivity.

And to round it off, while I have no idea if expose on OSX has actually increased my productivity or not, I find it a great feature which makes the computer more enjoyable and easy to use.

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RE[4]: I love it
by apoclypse on Wed 12th Sep 2007 18:39 in reply to "RE[3]: I love it"
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Well, I think the effect makes sense in OSX because there is no taskbar like in kde, gnome, or windows. It actually serves a functional purpose in OSX. In gnome it's a little redundant but it can be cool anyway. What it does is change the way users minimize their windows. With scale there is less minimizing since flipping through windows is easy and both expose and scale work better with unminimized windows.

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