The new exciting buzz in LInux is Compiz-Fusion. Though still almost the same as previous, it’s been branded new. Actually the re-emergence of Compiz-Fusion is pretty significant. Once divided by separating interests it now has re-coalesced into something wonderful. I mean it. Yeah it’s still pretty much alpha, and it will likely still crash on you, but we’re beginning to see something with applicable potential.
I had abandoned previously attempts of Compiz-0.5.0 and a very early version of Fusion. The largest distraction was that sometimes I’m forced to kill the desktop, and many times it would just hang. Now I’ve gotten around this with Fusion. Settings are no longer a problem and seem to work as expected. And I can play games with Fusion running, something I’ve haven’t been able to do before. I’m not gonna rehash what I’ve already said, instead I will point you to the howto i wrote on the subject. Enjoy! And have a laxing 2 days!