One of the things I love the most about Linux environments is Compiz-Fusion. Even though the majority of plugins are pure eye-candy, I find that zooming around the desktop environment in a pretty environment is helpful to my productivity. And seriously, who wouldn't want their desktop to do this?
What I needed to do is get this installed on my new Debian system, but it
does take a little bit of work to get installed. This post over on the
told me exactly what to do. It looks like Compiz-Fusion is in the
repository, so you need to add a new line to your
## SID: to get compiz deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ sid main non-free contrib
After you do that, run these commands to set your default release channel, update the repository listings, and install compiz-fusion and some common compiz add-ons:
sudo su echo 'APT::Default-Release "testing";' >> /etc/apt/apt.conf apt-get update apt-get install fusion-icon compiz* compizconfig-settings-manager
This should install Compiz, the fusion-icon program, a suite of stable and unstable plugins, and the graphical settings manager.