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: No ideas!!!
by Johann Chua on Wed 12th Sep 2007 02:23 UTC 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[3]: No ideas!!!
by apoclypse on Wed 12th Sep 2007 06:08 in reply to "RE[2]: No ideas!!!"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Compiz has this smoothness to it that apples stuff lacks. The windows seem to uses acceleration so they alway bounce a little before settling into their positions. The same for the cube. This is all configurable but the default is great. Compiz has a more pleasing feel to it when it comes to the animations. The scale plugin (expose) has now surpassed Apple's offering, imo. Being able to type the name of the window to select it, bringing windows forward, closing windows while in scale is really intuitive and I wish that apple would consider implementing some of these features. The linux community has always been good embracing and extending. They love to extend the hell out of stuff. The smartest thing that Dave did when he created compiz is to make it pluggable, if there is one thing the OSS community is good at is making plugins.

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