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January 8, 2007

Dedicated Compiz web site and forums

Filed under: Uncategorized — rakeshvk @ 2:13 pm

Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics acceleration via OpenGL. It provides various new graphical effects and features on any desktop environment, including Gnome and KDE.

  • Window management has never looked so enticing: Through OpenGL accelerated compositing, Compiz provides tons of new visual effects. It’s also flexible enough so you could easily add more through a plugin system.
  • Compiz is compatible: Any X Window System based desktop environment, including (but not limited to) Gnome and KDE, is supported.

Choose Your Logo

The final round of voting has begun! To see the logos that made it to the final round please go to the Contest Page. A voting thread has been posted on the forum, and we encourage anyone to register and vote in this poll.

Click here to go to the Compiz web page


December 4, 2006

SLED 11 Branding..a sneak preview of things to come

Filed under: Uncategorized — rakeshvk @ 6:47 pm

Preview of things to come…


skydome pics for XGL + Compiz

Filed under: Linux, SuSE, Uncategorized — rakeshvk @ 6:38 pm

Download them from moosy’s flicker. click here

November 8, 2006

Bangalore readies for ‘one of world’s largest’ FOSS events

Filed under: Uncategorized — rakeshvk @ 5:08 pm

FOSS.IN, a Bangalore-based annual event that calls itself “one of the world’s most focussed Free and Open Source Software events”, has announced its Nov 23-25 meet will have 82 talks and tutorials.Organisers of the FOSS.IN said they faced “truly a Herculean task to wade through the tonnes of amazing talks and tutorials”. Many good talks were left out for unavailability of slots, said organisers.

By its sheer size and participation, FOSS.IN has become one of the largest and most focussed Free and Open Source Software events, held annually in India.

Over the years it has attracted thousands of participants and organisers assert that the speaker roster reads like a who’s who of FOSS contributors from across the world.

Each year about 1,500 techies from what is India’s closest equivalent of a Silicon Valley flock to the meet, marked by inexpensive entry fees, some geeky tech talks, and a chance for India’s Open Source community from diverse states to meet up.

Key organiser Atul Chitnis said: “FOSS.IN/2006 will be full of technical talks, discussions, workshops and tutorials related to FOSS projects and technologies.”

 click here for list of talks scheduled for FOSS.IN

September 29, 2006

Linux XP Desktop 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — rakeshvk @ 6:05 pm

Linux XP Desktop 2006, a Russian-language Linux distribution that mimics Windows XP, on Sept. 21 introduced its first English-language version. The Russia-based project claims that its distribution provides “extensive” compatibility with Windows XP, including an XP-like theme and icons, plus the ability to run thousands of Windows applications.

Quoting from the project’s website: “Need Internet Explorer or other Windows applications? Just install and run them under Linux XP Desktop! Thousands of Windows applications are tested for compatibility. You can use data from your Windows data drives, share folders or even logon to Windows domains.” >>>>

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