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How Compiz Fusion and Chaos Built a Linux Hardware Company

Apr 09, 2010, 16:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cathy Malmrose)

"When you have a chaotic, non-routinized environment, creativity can often flow unchecked, or at least not-too-terribly-hampered by the marketing or finance department.

"One of the most beautiful aspects of LinuxLand is that, in its chaos, a wild creativity can spawn sweet and enduring projects. One of those projects, Compiz Fusion, was sparky enough to help me enter LinuxLand which in turn helped me build a hardware company. That company now, through gentle competition, encourages the other Linux builders to work harder for better specs at better prices, being faster and more limber than each other.

"The Compiz Fusion Wrecking Ball

"While many of you reading this article do not have the time or inclination to have the effects of Compiz Fusion on your personal computer, this particular piece of software, in its own inadvertent way, convinced a 30-something hyper-busy soccer mom with four kids, two jobs and not a nano-second to spare to take the time to sit down and learn about Linux and its wonders. It was among one of the hardest conversions for Linux."

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