Few days ago, I had update my Linux OS because long time not login to that OS. After updated, i tried to install a software called Compiz. This software bring a lot of visual effects to the Linux desktop. After installed, the visual effects is amazing!!! You can look it at my photo album there. The disadvantage of the compiz is it take me longer time to load the desktop while login. Memory usage still consider ok… it still use less memory than Windows XP.
Compiz is one of the first compositing window managers for the X Window System that is able to take advantage of OpenGL-acceleration. The integration allows it to perform compositing effects in window management. A "window manager" allows the manipulation of the multiple applications and dialog windows that are presented on the screen. A "composite manager" allows windows and other graphics to be combined together to create composite images. Compiz currently only works in combination with Xgl.