Posted by: reformedmusings | May 2, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Unity desktop with the compiz cube

I don’t have time for a longer post about my “final” setup, but since I’m taking screenshots tonight I thought that I’d put up my 3D Unity desktop:

The wallpaper is Moraine Lake in Banff National Forest, Canada.

And of course, there’s the required compiz cube:

compiz cube with 3d windows, reflection, and endcaps

Better look at transparency and internal gears

Hopefully I’ll get a chance this week to post on how to overclock an nVidia card in Precise this week as well.



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