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心齋 | 15th Mar 2006, 23:31 PM | 網絡是在鏡子中的世界

Hi, everyone, I am blogging right inside kororaa, the new Live cd of linux with the brand new and totoally awesome XGL.

A picture worths a thousand words, so without much ado, see my screenshot in kororaa:PicturePicture

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As you can see, all the windows have translucent and shadow effect. Some other cooler effects can't be seen using picture alone, those are the animated effects. When you move the windows, they will show a rubber-like behaviour. They will deform and the bounce back and for just like some rubber and jelly. Really cool indeed.

Furhermore, the virtual desktops here are presented as different faces of a cube. It make the desktop feel like really 3 dimensional.

To see xgl (the display engine used in kororaa) in action, try out this video.

And just in case you don't know what a "Live cd " is, a live CD is a special version of linux that doesn't require you to install. What you have to do is just burn the ISO file into a CD-ROM, put the CD-ROM into your CD rom driver, and reboot the computer, then the Live-CD will load automatically. It will not change anything in your harddisk, so there is no need to worry. Just download it and have a try. The experience is really superb.

The download link goes here.