compiz is basically a settings manager!! its for linux os's and it has wide range of features and desktop effects which the present microsoft's windows vista and 7 has!!
but all these was there even before vista was released!!!!
and the 2006 versions' desktop effects surpasses the present win 7!!
SOOO can u now imagine the present desktop effects??
wont believe it then just go to youtube and search for "compiz effects"!!
u'll not even imagine that these effects can work smoothly on 512Mb RAM without any glitches!!
and morever all for free!!!
videos down below are all based on compiz about 3 years !!
just watch it 2 believe it!!
these are really old ones!! for the present surf youtube!!
this is the 3d windows on a desktop cube!!
this is the water effect!! water follows wherever ur pointer moves!!
this is the expo edge where you can access all ur workspaces
or virtual desktops!
this is the cylinder deformation of the cube, it also can be made a sphere
this is the window previews !! this idea was actually copied to windows!!
this is the alt + tab switcher !! it cycles around the windows that are open!! this is unique to linux! its called shift switcher(cover)! hope its copied to the next
version of windows!
this is also the same but if a window is minimised it shows its logo to indicate that its minimised !!
this is the classical rain effect!! though of no use its just an eyecandy!!
this is just a few screen shots, to see them all install linux on ur pc!! its free!!