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OSWeekly: Beryl: The Cool Linux UI Reviewed

Apr 24, 2007, 05:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"To this day, I still have to smile when new Linux users decide to take the plunge because they want the cool looking visual effects that Beryl offers. To some limited degree, I can understand the motivation. The stunning videos on YouTube are certainly compelling to those who have never tried to use the setup themselves. Unfortunately, there are still some valid reasons for sticking with the alternatives for the time being. Let's explore some of the issues that I have found with using Beryl.

"Even assuming you follow the official how-to and not those half-baked tutorials you see floating around, the end result can easily be broken with the blink of an eye. Or rather, an install of a Beryl update..."

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