Originally Posted by theophane
The same alpha compiz and awful firefox run just fine on my flatmate's laptop.
I don't want to blame you, don't get me wrong but I think what you say is 100% bull****.
Calling compiz alpha or beta is absurd. It has it's bugs but, after at least a year using it, I've been amazed at how stable it is. Almost any bug that you encounter can be traced back to the nvidia driver (you can verify this by trying different drivers) and, in general, using compiz makes the desktop a lot more responsive. I can't even imagine using a machine without compiz anymore. It's just unfortunate that I have to jump through so many hoops to make it work well with the nvidia drivers.