• Nibodhika@lemmy.world
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    4 months ago

    Why is everyone so hyped about this? As far as I remember the cube has been there since… I can’t even remember, I know KDE 3.5 had the cube but I’m not sure if it existed before, so it’s literally been there for at least two decades.

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      4 months ago

      I remember those nights configuring compiz to perfection. It had amazing look and feel. It was a sight to behold.

      Then I realized how useless it was and reverted it all to standard 2D workspaces.

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        I first beheld the glory of the cube in 2009. It was transcendental. I almost felt my soul leaving my body and ascending to a higher plane of consciousness, where few have treaded and those that truly grasp its majesty, yet fewer still. I was swept up in the spiritual, yet fleeting, ephemeral, and mercurial experience that was like no other. We were no more than ants trying to understand Einstein’s Relativity, or dung beetles oblivious to the sonorous rapture of Mozart.

        I flipped the cube for a couple more times to show it to my unimpressed wife, and promptly never booted into Ubuntu since.

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        4 months ago

        I was a little late getting to the compiz party but I used it as my default WM for years and years. It is still being updated and is now extremely stable (which I understand was the biggest issue in its early days). I have surrendered to the darkside though and just use KDE cause it does everything that almost anyone could need now and it does it pretty good.

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        4 months ago

        I havent thought about compiz since college. I was so cool with my vdm. Until it was time to play WoW and I had to boot to windows. Wasnt too bad, though, got it down to a few minutes by disabling all that shiny nonsense in 7 to make it look like xp.

    • TheGrandNagus@lemmy.world
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      4 months ago

      Why is everyone so hyped about this?

      Part nostalgia, part simply because it became a meme to use it.

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      4 months ago

      I am pretty sure Plasma 5 didn’t have it by default. There might have been a 3rd-party extension, though.