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Old 11-23-2013, 06:16 PM   #16
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Enjoy it('s corpse) while you can.
Compiz is dead.
https://answers.launchpad.net/compiz/+question/235670
I wouldn't say that Compiz is dead. However, the plugin containing the extra animations (such as burn and explode) are now a transitional dummy package as of Ubuntu 12.10. I don't know if it's just temporarily unsupported or permanently discontinued. Just wiped my HDD and reinstalled Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon, and I'm lovin' it!
I've actually got Compiz effects to work on a netbook (Asus EeePC 1000HD). Desktop cube and animations worked, only using about 20% of the CPU, but the 3d rendering was off a bit.
On a side note, I've noticed that MS seems to follow a pattern with their releases.
2000 - good
Me - sucks
XP - good
Vista - sucks
7 - good
8 - sucks
 
Old 11-23-2013, 07:03 PM   #17
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I'm glad it all worked out for you now. It doesn't matter if the development of compiz is dead; as long as you have a version that works for you. Have a look into the apt-mirror application. If you have unlimited download quota you could also download the whole mint 13 and related repositories for the future when it isn't supported any-more. You could then enter your local repository into /etc/apt/sources.list; for example in my case this would be:

deb file:///media/DATA-FAT32/UbuntuRepos/mirror/archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main restricted multiverse universe
deb file:///media/DATA-FAT32/UbuntuRepos/mirror/archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-updates main restricted multiverse universe
deb file:///media/DATA-FAT32/UbuntuRepos/mirror/archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-backports main restricted multiverse universe
deb file:///media/DATA-FAT32/UbuntuRepos/mirror/archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted multiverse universe
deb file:///media/DATA-FAT32/UbuntuRepos/mirror/archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
deb file:///media/DATA-FAT32/UbuntuRepos/mirror/extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main

and some others and so create an off-line sources list
Actually new versions don't have that many worthwhile innovations.

It is curious how MS, as you noticed too, alternates between lemon-sucks (yuck) and good ones. Consumers are quite vocal these days with all the forums around and it seems MS takes notice. It also happened with Ubuntu when Unity became the default desktop. A lot of protest, then the creation of the mate-desktop and Ubuntu's gnome-session-fallback to imitate the gnome 2 desktop.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 07:23 AM   #18
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I wouldn't say that Compiz is dead. However, the plugin containing the extra animations (such as burn and explode) are now a transitional dummy package as of Ubuntu 12.10. I don't know if it's just temporarily unsupported or permanently discontinued. Just wiped my HDD and reinstalled Windows 7 and Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon, and I'm lovin' it!
I've actually got Compiz effects to work on a netbook (Asus EeePC 1000HD). Desktop cube and animations worked, only using about 20% of the CPU, but the 3d rendering was off a bit.
On a side note, I've noticed that MS seems to follow a pattern with their releases.
2000 - good
Me - sucks
XP - good
Vista - sucks
7 - good
8 - sucks
There is very little difference between windows vista and windows 7. I really can't get past the stupidity of one being labeled suck and the other good when the only difference is a slight tone down in UAC prompts and the addition of a task bar. We are talking ver 6 to 6.1

Windows 8 once you get used to it the fact that it is lightning fast compared to Win 7 makes up for the change in UI. Although like I say once you get used to it and customize your desktop it can be more productive than win 7
 
Old 04-29-2014, 12:04 PM   #19
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I do find a pretty big difference between Windows 7 and Vista. Not in terms of the user interface, but in performance. My laptop originally had Vista. The thing took 40 seconds to boot up, programs and folders took a long time to open up, and generally everything lagged. When I upgraded to Windows 7, it was fast and responsive. There are ways to customize Windows 8, but 7 is already pretty lightning fast to me and I don't want to buy an upgrade.

Anyway, this is a Linux forum, so as far as Linux goes, I recommend just sticking with Ubuntu 12.04 and never upgrading. I've seen lots of programs lose support when I installed 13.10, mainly Jupiter, Unity 2D, the Compiz effects which this thread is about, and 12.04 is way faster than newer releases.

But I'm going back to the faster, more stable Windows. Linux just doesn't cut it with stuff crashing and freezing all the time.
 
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I use windows at work and linux at home. I have been using ubuntu 14.04 since it was released. Albeit not very long but so far it's been very stable.

At work I put windows 8 on my desktop. It annoyed me so I went back to windows 7, but then I noticed how friggin slow windows 7 is. Not just booting which has to take 4 times as long but everything is slower. Opening programs is much slower. Dual monitor support isn't as good. Remoting into it isn't as good. I like the file history feature in windows 8. A lot of little things, but the main one is win8 is blazing fast and win 7 is a slug
 
Old 05-02-2014, 10:01 PM   #21
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compiz still going

So now we know it. Compiz is still going in Trusty. But no burn effect. That is a matter of Precise or earlier.
Also the explode effect is gone. Just now as we have cards that can handle windy candy we get them dropped??
Wobbly windows, glide and zoom still work; all helping to soften the desktop experience. At least!
 
  


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