"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. We're
going to show you how to do just this, and in the process we'll
help you turn your Linux desktop into the envy of your proprietary
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