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A couple of weeks back Noiesmo set up Xgl and compiz on my
system and quite a few people have been really impressed by it. Some
people no matter what they do they just want to look good while doing it
while others couldn’t care less. Below are a few screenshots, I
probably should have changed the black background to make it look a bit
cooler but till you see it in action its hard to get a good idea of what
its really like.
Noiesmo recently updated his Xgl howtos, for both Nvidia and ATI video cards. They have his guides on freenode kubuntu bot which means in irc chat you can type a message !xgl in #kubuntu channel and it links to his howtos. How good is that. Its nice to have his help. Thanks Noiesmo from everyone, this is a really cool thing for kids to play with. You can have a closer look at these images on the gallery.
I was discussing the Games that Empower project with some
hardcore gamers and they said something like “but there aren’t any real
games on Linux” so I just wanted to share some info about some of the
other games that you can play. Some of them you have to pay for and some
don’t make the source code available. Here’s some of the well known
ones that we can play together.
First video of a working “One Laptop Per Child” laptop http://www.siliconvalleysleuth.com/2006/06/first_video_of_.html
Join the pledge “”I will purchase the $100 laptop at $300 but only if 100,000 other will too.”http://www.pledgebank.com/100laptop
I’ve been playing around with streaming media. Cortado looks like the best option. The other option is to convert video to flv using mencoder and play the video using an a open source flash player. The end result is something like Youtube. Below is my example, the next movie will include sound. Hopefully I’ll find someone to collaborate and they can do the voice overs.