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DiscipleDOC 08-16-10 09:25 AM

Is compiz worth it?
 
Yea...I got a nice laptop that could take the load....so do you think that running/configuring compiz is worth it?

bacon12 08-16-10 09:51 AM

Re: Is compiz worth it?
 
Its cool to play around with for a while, and I imagine most of the bugs that bothered me are fixed, but its kinda gimmicky. Last I used it is right after the different teams merged.

IMO you can have a nice looking desktop without it.

DiscipleDOC 08-16-10 09:55 AM

Re: Is compiz worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bacon12 (Post 2302793)
Its cool to play around with for a while, and I imagine most of the bugs that bothered me are fixed, but its kinda gimmicky. Last I used it is right after the different teams merged.

IMO you can have a nice looking desktop without it.

I already do have a great looking desktop. I was just wondering is compiz' eye candy is worth the hassle.

grey_1 08-16-10 10:51 AM

Re: Is compiz worth it?
 
DE looks empty without it - Yeah I'd say it's worth it.

What kind of hassles are you having with it? Just curious because my XPS (I believe) has far fewer resources available than your Vostro and I'm having zero issues with it.

six_storm 08-16-10 02:02 PM

Re: Is compiz worth it?
 
If I still messed around with Linux, I couldn't live without Compiz.

zoomy942 08-16-10 02:15 PM

Re: Is compiz worth it?
 
Depends on the laptop. It's not worth it for the battery drain.

DiscipleDOC 08-16-10 02:34 PM

Re: Is compiz worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grey_1 (Post 2302822)
DE looks empty without it - Yeah I'd say it's worth it.

What kind of hassles are you having with it? Just curious because my XPS (I believe) has far fewer resources available than your Vostro and I'm having zero issues with it.

I'm not having any (yet)....I just don't want to install it and it becomes a hassle later on.

six_storm 08-16-10 02:44 PM

Re: Is compiz worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DiscipleDOC (Post 2302922)
I'm not having any (yet)....I just don't want to install it and it becomes a hassle later on.

It will affect gaming performance . . . but you probably won't be gaming on Linux anyways. Horrible performance right out of the box! :D

grey_1 08-16-10 02:47 PM

Re: Is compiz worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zoomy942 (Post 2302913)
Depends on the laptop. It's not worth it for the battery drain.

It uses hardly any resources, plus it's productivity features are worth looking into if you're a power user type.

Just a few here -

http://www.tectonic.co.za/2008/01/fi...-productivity/

grey_1 08-16-10 02:49 PM

Re: Is compiz worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DiscipleDOC (Post 2302922)
I'm not having any (yet)....I just don't want to install it and it becomes a hassle later on.

It hasn't for me, either on Ubuntu or Fedora 13 which I also have running now. You'll just want to make sure compiz-settings and Emerald theme manager are installed along with compiz, then set emerald as the default theme manager.

You like bling, you'll like it. :p


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