I am a new convert to Linux and busy experimenting / tailoring etc.
I am running Lubuntu to allow for the aged/underpowered hardware that I am using and it runs very well indeed.
Sooooo: I started looking at docks, installed Docky and then discovered that (I think) it doesn't work fully/properly (dock won't hide or fade) without a composite package. I've searched around and will try xcompmgr as the lightest variant and see how it works.
My question is (eventually): does compositing have any real benefits other than eye candy?