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there's one i've seen where the windows burst in flames when you close them and they wiggle when you move them. Stuff that's not on Windows or OSX at all.

So what apps can i try?
     
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Pithos, best Pandora client if you use Pandora...Absolutely incredible.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
there's one i've seen where the windows burst in flames when you close them and they wiggle when you move them. Stuff that's not on Windows or OSX at all.

So what apps can i try?
the windows flaming and wiggling is 'compiz' and it is awesome, i have that in my ubuntu vm, it is truly epic
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Hmm, there aren't any standout apps really, just the fully customisable layout of the desktop (you can literally do what you want, except with Unity -_-)
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well if you want those flaming windows and the desktop cube and all that cool stuff...

compiz
beryl
compiz fusion

hf
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well if you want those flaming windows and the desktop cube and all that cool stuff...

compiz
beryl
compiz fusion

hf
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You can get much fancier transparency effects. It can take a while to find the exact apps that accomplish their task the best as there are so many that do the same thing in slightly different ways.
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Hmm, there aren't any standout apps really, just the fully customisable layout of the desktop (you can literally do what you want, except with Unity -_-)
i have Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, is it Unity?
     
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post #9 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
i have Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, is it Unity?
It is Unity. You can at least get compiz working in Unity. From there you can get the flaming windows and the "desktop cube" and a bunch of other plugins that come with compiz.

Remember that there are all kinds of Desktop Environments/Window Mangers other than Unity that you can run on Ubuntu, and those I believe are more customizable in nature (except for Gnome 3 ). Unity is fairly new, and this is why people ***** about it because it isn't as well developed... so there aren't as many things you can do to customize it.

As for an application (I detest the word "app"), Gnumeric is a good spreadsheet alternative for a Gnome based environment (Unity is Gnome based BTW). A good linux only(ish) video player to try would be an Mplayer front-end like gnome-mplayer or smplayer.
Edited by Rothen - 6/6/11 at 2:13pm
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post #10 of 32
Like the popular VLC is MPlayer, which is even more awesome.
Compiz Fusion is great too... I had fire and pirates as my Linux Mint 5 LTS theme for years... F***ING AWESOME! Impresses all the people who see it and makes WinMac users jealous and start asking questions.
    
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