From Pine View Farm

New Vistas 4

So, Windows Vista has “translucency.”

Sorta like this? (KDE 3.4.2 running on Slackware Linux 10.2) (That’s XMMS over Opera over my wallpaper.)

Linux Translucency

Old Technology.

And check out Ubuntu with Beryl. (Thanks to Opie for the link.)



  1. Phillybits

    December 5, 2006 at 3:12 pm

    Yeah, it’s translucent, but it sucks nonetheless.

    I don’t mind Vista. I haven’t really used all the features even yet, such a BitLocker encryption, which sounds pretty interesting. I guess just right now, I don’t have any a secret documents I need to keep prying eyes from looking at.

    Sadly, though, I missed the latest update for Vista as a beta tester and when I tried to do it the other day, they were “all out of copies.”

    It’s a friggin’ download. Whaddya mean your all out?

  2. Frank

    December 5, 2006 at 4:48 pm

    It’s Microsoft. They give lessons in planned obsolence.

    Whereas Linux gives lessons in durability.

  3. Phillybits

    December 5, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    Won’t argue there.

  4. Frank

    December 5, 2006 at 6:00 pm

    Linux is calling you-oooouuu-oooouuuu.

    Come home to Open Source . . . .