I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Studio GNU/Linux. Here is the new look I gave it.

New look of my Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Studio GNU/Linux Desktop
New look of my Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Studio GNU/Linux Desktop

This is the new look of my Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid Studio GNU/Linux Desktop. Click it to view a bigger image. If you think ‘Windows Vista rocks!’ get GNU/Linux and  install compiz fusion. You will change your mind.

At the right side I have a analog clock, a calender, a sticky note and RSS feed of ‘Eccentric Tickle’. On the left is a system monitor based on conky. At the bottom you can see Suyash being fired up created by Paint fire of Compiz. There are various other effects on my Ubuntu which cannot be seen on the this scrrenshot as they are 3D and 2D effects supported by Compiz fusion.

4 Responses to “My Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Studio GNU/Linux Desktop”
  1. Satish Medos says:

    Earlier I tried Ubuntu twice but my PC won’t support the 3d display effects for some low hardware config…… Now am using Windows Vista….. Its really good unless until one asks for the compatibility issues! :d

    But Suyash , whats your thought on the issue that a new computer user finds windows platform easier…… Do you agree with that ?

  2. Satish Medos says:

    Did you have a look at Windows Live …… It just rocks… You must have a look at it…..

  3. suyash says:

    @Satish
    Well you need at least a graphics accelerator to use those effects. Also if you want to improve your experience get a dedicated NVIDIA graphics card.

    With Vista you get just good look, with Vista Aero you have some eye-candy effects but Compiz easily beats those effects of Vista. Check out some videos on youtube search for ‘compiz’ and you will know the difference.

    Well many newbies find windows easier. I would agree to this. This is purely a new user’s choice. There are always problems for a newbie either on Windows or on GNU/Linux. However, now good desktop interface is available with GNU/Linux. Also, there are many application softwares available for GNU/Linux which are similar to those running on Windows. So, now there is little difference in terms of user experience between Windows and GNU/Linux. My opinion, It’s good for new user to try Linux(have to choose the right distro for ur needs).

  4. suyash says:

    @ Satish
    Yeah, I checked out your blog on windows live, earlier this week. It’s cool.

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