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Compiz on Xubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)

While outsourcing my memory to this blog is handy, it’s even better when I can outsource the blog’s task by just pointing to other blogs. xubuntu blog has a very nice writeup of installing Compiz on Xubuntu Gutsy.

It works without problems on the Dell Inspiron desktop (nVidia Corporation GeForce 8300 GS graphics card). I cannot get it to work on the Thinkpad X41 (Intel 915 graphics card; possibly a bug).

It is much more useful than I thought it would be. I always thought the rotating desktop cube was just a cool gadget – it turns out that it is very handy for orienting myself in my four-desktop space. It’s really impressive how much easier it is to remember where a program is with an extra dimension (“It’s at the back of the cube”) than without (“It’s two workspaces to the right” or “It’s on workspace 3”).

One Response to “Compiz on Xubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy)”

  1. Vincent Says:

    Always nice to be pointed at, thanks ;)