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Ten top tools to enhance the Linux desktop

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Anyone who has tried the desktop offered by the more recent Linux distributions will know just how good it is. Not only is the default desktop beautiful, it also allows you to add enhancements. From tools that offer better graphics to ones that make your work more efficient, you can expand the Linux desktop to include just about anything you want.

You may know or use some of these tools — but if you find one listed that you haven't tried, install it and let us know what you think.

1. Compiz
Compiz is to the Linux desktop as HD is to the world of television. Is it necessary? Not at all. Will it enhance your experience? Absolutely.

Compiz is a compositing window manager that adds functionality to the desktop — from the stellar Desktop Cube to the various window switchers. Compiz reveals the true potential of the PC desktop.

2. Screenlets

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