Get a Linux desktop to make Windows and OS X users weep with envy
Dec 20, 2009, 19:02 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Graham Morrison)
"It's now fair to say that the Linux desktop is at the forefront
of visual effect, a cornucopia of eye-candy overflowing on to your
desktop. And with a few tweaks, it can look even better.
"With both Windows and OS X continually upping the ante in what
the average desktop user expects from their desktop experience,
it's vitally important that Linux stays ahead of the game –
even if that only means turning on a genie effect for minimized
applications when your friends come over, or using a more usable
version of virtual desktops when you lend your machine to
"Adding eye candy should never be about purely cosmetic changes.
Instead, it should enhance the usability of the desktop and make
the average session more productive and more streamlined."