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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No ideas!!!
by Hakime on Wed 12th Sep 2007 02:01 UTC
Hakime
Member since:
2005-11-16

I am sorry to say that but those Compiz guys are just trying to rip off as much thing as they can from Mac OS X, their product is a totally rip off of what Apple does with its OS.

I mean come on, dashboard, Expose, Cover Flow are all riped off. Not only that, all 3D effects that Apple use in its OS or application (namely Keynote) are ripped off. The accessibility zoom feature is also implemented exactly as in OS X.

It s not that i am against that they use some ideas found elsewhere but can't they have their own ideas or create something which is not simply a reimplementation of something else found elsewhere.

Don't they have any kind of creativity?

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RE: No ideas!!!
by Johann Chua on Wed 12th Sep 2007 02:23 in reply to "No ideas!!!"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

You're talking about the same Apple that was inspired by Xerox PARC, instead of making their own GUI with no outside influence. Dashboard is sometimes accused of ripping off Konfabulator. Fast-user switching was copied from Windows XP.

You can't monopolize ideas in software, no matter how much the patent pushers want to.

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RE[2]: No ideas!!!
by pixel8r on Wed 12th Sep 2007 03:39 in reply to "RE: No ideas!!!"
pixel8r Member since:
2007-08-11

fast user switching was in linux well before it was in windows XP. It just wasn't streamlined or highlighted as well. You could run 2 or more X sessions and login to either as a different (or the same) user and switch between them easily. Its not as elegant a solution as in XP, but essentially the idea originated with X.

Not that I care. I think we cant win either way.

If compiz didn't copy OSX at all the OSX people would say, but it cant do THIS therefore OSX is better...and if they did copy OSX they'll say "but you copied it all from OSX"...

There are unique features in compiz if you look closely.

And I've had a couple OSX users ask if compiz is available for OSX because they think it looks BETTER than what apple has. ;)

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RE: No ideas!!!
by cyclops on Wed 12th Sep 2007 03:17 in reply to "No ideas!!!"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"Don't they have any kind of creativity?"

Clearly you have not been keeping up. The plug-in ability from beryl has consistently produced a verity of effects both useful and fun.

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RE: No ideas!!!
by Soulbender on Wed 12th Sep 2007 09:38 in reply to "No ideas!!!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Oh, you mean like how Apple stole the ideas for Dashboard?

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