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Kompose - The MacOS 'Expose' on Linux

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People always say, why can't Linux have some of the same functionality as OSX ? Look at apple, see the path breaking innovations they bring out w.r.t usability. It is anybody's dream machine. And then, they go for the final kill - have you seen Expose at work on a Mac ? It's awesome!!

I personally like OSX too for the importance they give to usability and aesthetics. And I really like Expose on OSX. Which is the real reason for this post. Now Linux can also claim to have Expose like functionality in an application called Kompose. Kompose is an efficient full screen task manager which gives a graphical representation of the open windows on your desktop(s) at any given time.

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Screenshot of Kompose in action. And Another Action shot.

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Vi & Emacs - Two old time adversaries.

"People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking."

download problem

it would be, but the download for the program on belios doesn't work

Re: download problem

gryphen wrote:

it would be, but the download for the program on belios doesn't work

It comes with pclos and it's in portage for gentoo. I bet the biggies like Mdv and SuSE have it in their repositories as well.

What distro do you use?

found it

thanks! i just installed it from Synaptic =)

Re: found it

gryphen wrote:

thanks! i just installed it from Synaptic =)

Yeah, I thought you were a pclos man! Smile

Vi vs. Emacs

As the saying goes, "Emacs is from Mars, Vi is from Venus - neither was designed for human consumption."

Personally, I use nano, because the only thing I want from a command line editor is simplicity. If I need functionality, I use one of GUI-based tools.

Re: Vi vs. Emacs

ferrix wrote:

Personally, I use nano, because the only thing I want from a command line editor is simplicity. If I need functionality, I use one of GUI-based tools.

Yep, me too. I was a vi person until I installed gentoo the first time. Now it's what I use if available. It's still good to know vi tho cuz some distros don't come with nano.

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