pll's Compiz desktop

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Portage (hardened/linux/amd64, gcc-4.5.3, glibc-2.14.1-r3, 3.4.2-hardened x86_64)
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5300 @ 1.73GHz

Gothic blue stand alone Compiz desktop

Programs: compiz (0.8.8), emerald window decorator, gnome-terminal, conky with personal extensions and myGtkMenu for the *box style desktop-menu.

Wallpaper: frederica_bernkastel from Umineko

I use Compix because I'm vain; I need the graphical effects. It's also a very functional and flexible window manager. I think taskbars are ugly and a waste of space so I don't have any. I use Compiz's scale to switch windows. I have enough virtual desktops to never need to minimize anything. I use Conky for the time and date. The close and maximize buttons are shifted to the left so I can see the time through the transparent Emerald frame when using a maximized window.

I think it gives people a pleasant surprise to see my desktop after they're already passed judgement on the 7 year old Dell laptop exterior. In my mind at least it's a true testament to the power of Linux and Gentoo to make some godforsaken old piece of hardware look so pretty and run so beautifully. I really won't need a new laptop till this one literally catches fire.

I don't suppose anyone would ever want to contact me but if you do I'm pll on the Gentoo forums and p_l_l on freenode.
pll as in Peace Love Linux ^_^V

Average: 3 (4 votes)


question, im still new to gentoo and like you, i need my graphics so im also using compiz as a stand alone wm. how did you make your menus? your desktop looks wicked btw

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