As promised, here are a couple of screenshots of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon with CompizFusion and Avant Window Navigator
1. Expo Plugin
2. Shift Switcher
3. Water Effect
4. Avant Window Navigator
I could not capture the screenshots of the rotating cube. Any ideas how to do it?
Update: Oct 25, 2007: Adding the cube effect screenshot
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I have been using the Evolution email client on Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) regularly for email as well as calendaring. I access my Google Calendar from Evolution. Why? The simple reason is at the click of a mouse on the calendar on my panel, I can see the appointments and tasks for the day.
This is when I installed – yes, clean install with the /home partition intact – Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10). When all other applications retained their settings, I was bewildered to see that Evolution did not even start. I had about 500 emails and 150 contacts in the address book. The only consolation is I had a backup of the address book.
I removed Evolution completely and reinstalled it. Nothing improved. I tried to remove the .evolution folder from my /home partition. Still nothing happened. I thought of sorely missing my most beloved feature and installed Mozilla Thunderbird and downloaded all the email from my Gmail account. I tried to install the Lightning calendar add on for Thunderbird but that did not look good. It by no way was going to show my tasks in the panel calendar.
Then I read a little and found that the new version of Evolution in Gutsy did not like the older one and spoiled the older versions settings. So I removed the .evolution folder from /home and also the .gconf/apps/evolution folder. I rebooted. I then started Evolution and voila it started up with the wizard to add email accounts. I added my email accounts and then downloaded a few emails.
I was still skeptical. I rebooted and checked if Evolution could come to life. To my relief it came up. I then configured the calendars, imported my address book from the backup and off I went. The upside is that I was again able to use Evolution and the downside is I had to download my POP3 email twice over. That’s almost 800MB a real wastage of bandwidth.
Well, if you were wondering about what I am talking about, here it is. See the convenience, can you?
I have been a user of GIMP for a while now. While I was able to do whatever change to existing images, today I was faced with a new challenge. Well, how do I draw a simple non-filled rectangle? I could not find any tool in GIMP which would help me create a simple rectangle. A decent image editor should provide an easy way to draw regular shapes right?
After a bit of searching I found a way to draw a simple rectangle. Here it is for all of you who may need it.
Step 1: Open GIMP
Step 2: Create a new Image by clicking on File > New and selecting the image size from the dialog that pops up
Step 3: Click on the Select Rectangular Regions tool. [Figure 1]
Step 4: Draw a rectangular selection on the image. [Figure 2]
Step 5: From the menu choose Edit > Stroke Selection. [Figure 3]
Step 6: In the Stroke Selection dialog, select the line width of the rectangle you wish to draw, the type of line, the pattern and other desirable attributes. [Figure 4]
Step 7: Click on the Stroke button
Step 8: The rectangle is now drawn and selected [Figure 5]
List of Figures
Figure 1 – The GIMP – Rectangular Selection
Figure 2 – Draw a rectangular region
Figure 3 – Stroke Selection
Figure 4 – Stroke Selection Dialog
Figure 5 – Hurray!