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Compiz Fusion Community News for July 9, 2008

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Software

This edition we cover some of the more new plugins coming our way from both official and unofficial development trees. Highlights this week are:

* Cool stackswitch plugin by onestone
* Eye-Candy wizard plugin
* Grid plugin for organising windows
* ADDialog plugin
* Experimental tests with input redirection in freewins
* Experimental tests with Real ARGB, pick a color and it goes transparent.
* Cube-Model plugin

News in Features

Stackswitch

It’s already been plugged on his blog, but considering that it’s new and onestone made it, I should probably talk about it. The new stackswitch plugin by onestone is another 3D switcher, inspired by an idea given to him by Mark Shuttleworth at the Ubuntu Developers Summit. It puts desktop windows on a sort of ‘table’ where all windows are layed out like cards and flipped up to be seen as you tab through them. You can see all the windows as you can with scale and they tab up to reveal themselves. Below is a screenshot:

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More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: KDE/Qt

Leftovers: OSS

Security Leftovers

  • DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw
    Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses. Last week, a patch was issued for the denial-of-service flaw, which affects all versions of BIND 9, open-source software originally developed by the University of California at Berkeley in the 1980s.
  • Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs
    The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure. Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in ways that PCs aren’t. It turns out this isn’t true. Two researchers have found that several known vulnerabilities affecting the firmware of all the top PC makers can also hit the firmware of MACs. What’s more, the researchers have designed a proof-of-concept worm for the first time that would allow a firmware attack to spread automatically from MacBook to MacBook, without the need for them to be networked.

Brocade CEO: Transition To Open Source Will Be Difficult For Cisco

Communications CEO Lloyd Carney said traditional vendors like Cisco will have a tough time adapting to a more software-defined, open source space. That's because traditional vendors like Cisco's revenue streams are tied to closed architectures, Carney said. Read more