Re: Is siimply installing Compiz going to tax my cpu?
Another item you may want to install is called fusion-icon
After you install all of your Compiz stuff simply in terminal
You will want to add this to the start up menu by merely adding the command
sudo apt-get install fusion-icon
in the appropriate place.
It usually sits in the upper bar next to the Network Manager. Just right click to select Compiz or Metacity and many other options.
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