Thursday, July 31, 2008

Compiz Fusion : Unmatched 3D Environment in Linux

compiz fusion logo

Think Aqua interface in Mac OSX and 3D Flip in Windows Vista was the best looking Operating system? Ever thought that the 3D effects on hacker’s desktop shown in movies are not for real? No need to think again, just read on because the freedom and flexibility Compiz Fusion provides is beyond imagination.


Compiz fusion is the result of a merge between the well-known Beryl composite window manager and Compiz Extras, a community set of improvements to the Compiz composite window manager. You don’t even need a high performance hardware for this, it will work fine with 256MB RAM and a decent processor. Many distros such as Ubuntu , openSUSE, Mandriva, Fedora, Sabayon etc comes with out of the box Compiz Fusion and for others distros it can be added as an add-on. This article is aimed at encouraging users to try linux if they want the best rather than using Windows and refraining themself to try something new and better.

Here are screenshots of various effects that can be accomplished in Compiz Fusion and all for free, for which you would have to pay in Windows (even if someone develops them). Open Source is the way to go as it leads to faster development times and better than anything else.
development times and better than anything else.

3D Cube

3d cube

3D Cylinder

3d cylinder

3D Sphere

3d sphere

3D Windows

3d windows

3D Flip

3d flip

Alternate Alt+Tab Switch

alternate alt tab switch

Cover Stitcher

cover stitcher

Explode

explode

Expo

expo

Group Tabbing

group tabbing

Razr

razr

Ring Switcher

ring switcher

Skewer

skewer

Tabbed Windows

tabbed windows

Unfold

unfold

Annotate

annotate

Compiz Fusion is not limited to just these effects. Just install additional plugins for more effects. If you want to develop one for that effect in mind, then go for it and contribute to the community. Its all Open. Have your say in the comments and help in promoting linux by promoting this post.

SOURCE : A Big Thanks to Dark Star of Technenclave for spreading the word about it and letting me know.

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