Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Apr 2009 16:16 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces This is the eleventh article in a series on common usability and graphical user interface related terms. On the internet, and especially in forum discussions like we all have here on OSNews, it is almost certain that in any given discussion, someone will most likely bring up usability and GUI related terms - things like spatial memory, widgets, consistency, Fitts' Law, and more. The aim of this series is to explain these terms, learn something about their origins, and finally rate their importance in the field of usability and (graphical) user interface design. After a rather long hiatus, this eleventh instalment will focus on bling, desktop effects, and compositing, and what they can contribute to the desktop experience.
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RE: ..just wondering..
by sj87 on Sat 4th Apr 2009 19:26 UTC in reply to "..just wondering.."
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anybody here who use kde 4.2 prefer compiz over kwin? why?

I prefer KWin over Compiz because I use KDE. KWin's shadows are very slow and blur usually screws up everything, whilst Compiz is very fast and has a bunch of unique features I used on a daily basis back in my GNOME days.

I also noticed a couple of weeks ago how Compiz 0.8 series is very much faster than the previous 0.6/0.7 were.

But I am an idealist in the way I don't want to mix Qt and GTK apps, Firefox being the only exception in that matter.

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