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    Metisse, a *useful* accelerated desktop

    Check out what the Mandriva guys has been up to...

    http://www.mandriva.com/projects/metisse (non-flash videos: http://www.mandriva.com/projects/metisse/download)

    Now this is the stuff accelerated desktops should do instead of shaking my windows around. Since it's GPL I hope we'll see it in Ubuntu as well, or at the very least that the Compiz/Beryl people start making useful stuff like this.

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    Re: Metisse, a *useful* accelerated desktop

    Amazing! Came out of nothing for me Never heard of it before.

    Looks promising.

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    Re: Metisse, a *useful* accelerated desktop

    Here's another very cool demo (sorry, youtube).

    Compiz and beryl are supposed to get input redirection in time, but I agree that this is the path they should be taking.

    Has anyone here tried this? I've been meaning to for a while now (it's cool that it works with gnome - I thought this was ingrained in fvwm) but it's apparently a pain to compile.

    edit: I need to RTFA . There's a torrent for the livecd at the bottom of the page.
    Last edited by deadlydeathcone; January 25th, 2007 at 01:17 AM.

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    Re: Metisse, a *useful* accelerated desktop

    I gotta admit, that's pretty slick ...
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    Re: Metisse, a *useful* accelerated desktop

    Amazing

    the copy/paste thing is enough for me to REALLY want this!

    cutting through windows? whoa!
    very well thought out


    I wonder what are the requirements, in terms of hardware, to run it well?
    wait...

    FAQ to the rescue:
    Do I need a high-end 3D graphical card to use metisse?
    No. Metisse uses basic openGL commands for most of its feature and can run on entry level 3D graphic cards. For instance, metisse is able to run (slowly) on PIII 450Mhz with TNT2 graphical chipset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LKRaider View Post
    Amazing

    the copy/paste thing is enough for me to REALLY want this!

    cutting through windows? whoa!
    very well thought out


    I wonder what are the requirements, in terms of hardware, to run it well?
    wait...

    FAQ to the rescue:
    I'm running a PIII 750MHz on a Tyan motherboard, with NVidia G-Force4 video card. I ran the Live-CD with no problems - and REALLY WISH that Ubuntu would come out with this. Oh, and by the way, I tried moving to Edgy Eft and ended up downgrading to 6.06 (later upgraded to 6.10) because it was too much for my equipment. This would be a GREAT thing for older equipment, like mine.

    Tyche

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    Re: Metisse, a *useful* accelerated desktop

    that looks pretty cool. I might use that if it ever comes out for ubuntu
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    Re: Metisse, a *useful* accelerated desktop

    It's ok, but I still prefer Beryl. There's nothing there that I would find particularly useful. Beryl has the advantage of looking pretty slick, while most things have some logical utility. I mean, what possible use would you have for thet mirror thing?

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    Re: Metisse, a *useful* accelerated desktop

    The mirror thing is idiotic. But then I find most things in Beryl/Compiz just as much "teenagers slickness" too.

    There are very well thought and useful things here, especially windows folding before a selecting cursor or the handling of multiple desktops, so much more reasonable and smarter than the rotating cube (something similar to the latter, by the way, seems to be coming up in Mac OS X's next release).

    I would vote for this in Edgy too, but I guess most people is expecting everything flying around the desktop, wobbling windows and 3D stuff...

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    Re: Metisse, a *useful* accelerated desktop

    I can't see any use for the mirror, either. But the other stuff looks awesome. I'm downloading the live CD right now.

    Probably the best part of this is from the FAQ:
    Do I need a high-end 3D graphical card to use metisse?
    No. Metisse uses basic openGL commands for most of its feature and can run on entry level 3D graphic cards. For instance, metisse is able to run (slowly) on PIII 450Mhz with TNT2 graphical chipset.

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