I tried Xubuntu 12.04 out and could only control the windows when xfwm4 was selected as the window manager.
But, then I had no cube effects or rotation. With Compiz selected as the window manager, I could rotate the cube but, I could not control windows. Terminal would go to the top of the screen and I could not move it.
I deleted that partition and installed Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and have a learning curve but, the windows work (a bit differently than anything I am used to I might add).