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Guess what does the following screenshot show?
If "a year of GNU/Linux on the desktop" is defined as a year when GNU/Linux has finally started its steady encroachment to the desktop then 2006 is the year.
In the last few months, there has been a lot of talk about Xgl, compiz, AIGLX et cetera. It seems that "Xgl" has become a synonym for fancy desktop on Linux
- but nobody seems to talk about the alternatives or how it all works. I have had a little look into this and am going to summarize it for y'all. I will explain where the following come from and how they work:
Despite the pervasive growth of mind share and even market share of GNU/Linux in various areas of use, and despite all the hype around GNU/Linux reaching the top this year with releases of Ubuntu Dapp
USING INKSCAPE FOR VISUAL EFFECTS WITH LOGOS
* First and foremost, keep things "fun" but not circus fun. Keep things cool. Stick with about 3 or 4 colors and gradients of those hues if you can. Don't add too many graphical items, but don't add too few.