June 21, 2006

XGL is Hawt.

I finally bit the bullet and installed Xgl on the laptop. It's -amazing-. So hot. The screenshot on the right (click on it) is a shot during mid turn. I use mine in a cube, but you can have as many virtual desktops as you want.

It is -very- flash. What you are seeing in the shot is xmms with a number of plugins, ppracer, a browser and some other bits running. What you aren't seeing is the raindrop effect, which is a trip, but silly, the wobbly window thing, the switcher that runs real time...it's exceptionally lively. Linux users should definitely check it out.

6 comments:

Rev said...

Welcome to the party, Chris! Glad you could make it. :-D

Jay Migliaccio said...

For the curious, here is a video demonstration of XGL on the latest SUSE Linux destop.

Michael Bresnahan said...

I'm just getting my SuSe 10.1 set up have not plunge into XGL yet but it looks sweet

Sean.Kerner said...

It'll also run on Gentoo..and quite sweetly too.

pedro mg said...

xmms is geeky :)
Can't seem to stop using it either

Michael Bresnahan said...

OK gave it a try but had some issues won't get into them here posted on my blog