Say hello to 3D

Posted in Mandriva, English, Products, Mandriva Linux 2007, 3D at 12:07 pm by Alexandre Solleiro

The 3D-Desktop has been a hot topic since Novell showed-off their XGL/Compiz integration for NLD 10 at a Solutions Linux conference in January this year. Useless for some, simply cool for others. In any case, there’s a “Wow” factor that’s just good for Linux on the desktop: your neighbours during train or plane trips always ask “what’s with the cube”? “Oh, this is a Linux desktop”, you answer. And that’s when you’ll give her the speech.

So Blino baked a recipe, put it all in Cooker and made a video of Mandriva Linux 2007 running sexy Compiz effects (powered by XGL in this case). Check it out:

Mandriva Linux 2007 3D Desktop
Uploaded by mandriva

We’re enabling both AIGLX and XGL technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007. The selection will be automatic, so it’s a transparent process for you (unless you want to tweak and hack and break and make ;) ). We handle Intel, Nvidia and ATI chipsets through both proprietary and Free drivers. It works on both KDE and GNOME desktop environments.

Apart from those addictive effects (try using a 3D-Desktop for a few days then go back to a plain old desktop to understand “addictive effects”) and the “Wow factor”, many say there’s not much to the 3D-Desktop on Linux yet. Major Linux distributions, and some smaller ones, have just integrated these technologies. This was the first step.

When you’re done showing-off your cool Mandriva Linux 2007 and evangelizing the great things we can achieve through Free and Open Source Software, go make some great 3D-ready applications!


  1. » Mandriva 2007 promete XGL y AIGLX » Linux Platense said,

    August 22, 2006 at 2:25 pm

    […] Artículo completo en WebTeam Blog. […]

  2. Bas said,

    August 23, 2006 at 9:29 pm

    Nice to see XGL in Mandriva but please get rid
    of the ugly theme and make it more clean like Ubunutu or

  3. mangoo said,

    August 23, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    Any instructions on how to get it to work with current cooker?

  4. Tod-OS.com :: Te ponemos al dia » Mandriva 2007 incorporar� soporte Xgl/AIGLX 2.0 said,

    August 24, 2006 at 8:38 am

    […] Mandriva 2007 dispondr� de soporte 3D mediante el uso de Xgl y/� AIGLX. El usuario podr� elegir entre uno y otro siempre y cuando el controlador de su tarjeta gr�fica lo permita. La aceleraci�n gr�fica estar� disponible tanto para KDE como para GNOME. Enviado por Ordo 24/8/2006 7:37 am | | | Mandrake […]

  5. Alexandre Solleiro said,

    August 24, 2006 at 2:40 pm

    @Bas : It’s the 2006 theme you’re seeing there.

    @mango: Sure, take a look at this http://qa.mandriva.com/twiki/bin/view/Main/AcceleratedDesktop

  6. gewb said,

    August 24, 2006 at 2:48 pm

    Is there a non-Flash site available to see screen shots?

  7. Dan said,

    August 26, 2006 at 6:42 am

    Dreamlinux XGL Edition already features this Compiz Window MANAGER:


  8. Dmitry Nikolaev said,

    August 26, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    Sure, Bas is right!
    Get us more beautiful theme by default, and you get more users!
    I spent fir 1 year with Mandrake - Mandrive, then i saw Opensuse default theme &…
    Install Opensuse in all LAN computers…
    Sure, I would install Mandriva, if it’ll be more beautiful by default!

  9. 刀枪Blue » Say hello to 3D said,

    August 27, 2006 at 3:44 am

    […] 首先,是今年 1 月 Solutions Linux 上 Novell 的卖弄,然后是小巨人 Ubuntu 的推波助澜,还有往 Fedora 和 Vista 身上的贴金或者扣屎,这下子,是 Mandriva Say hello。 […]

  10. jorge said,

    August 29, 2006 at 4:24 am

    bueno, como mandrake user no tuvew mucho exito desde que la conoci en 1999 siempre a tenido un problema con el pointer o raton como lo quieran llamar se pone muy inestable y por el volor del box y despues elvalor de mandrriva club es la distro mas cara y inestable que he visto aunque el pinter volviendose loco tambien lo he visto en otras distros, espero que alla mejorado y que alguna vez laparte de soporte funcione cuando se pregunta sobre alguna falla esta y fedora nunca he podido hacer funcionar mi extigy, y en otras como kubunto funciona a la maravillas y lindows tambien como dije por el precio no lo vale espero que cambie cuando salga le voy a dar un vistazo

  11. polishlinux.org » Mandriva 2007 Beta 2 - short review said,

    August 29, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    […] What I miss in the latest Mandriva is - by no doubt - the search integration. After what we’ve seen in Ubuntu 6.06 and openSUSE 10.1, this should be a standard in all modern distros. In Mandriva, you cannot find any of those quick-search panels displaying the desktop and web search results delivered by Beagle and other search engines. The fancy-desktop lovers are in a better situation, though. There is an quite easy way to add AIGLX or XGL+Compiz support. You can either do it graphically or use a config file for that. […]

  12. Webteam Blog » Mandriva Linux 2007 Beta 3 : Tyr said,

    September 2, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    […] It’s time to embrace 3-dimensional Mandriva Linux. Tyr delivers a ONE CD with 3D Desktops enabled: […]

  13. jishu1972 said,

    September 17, 2006 at 10:02 am

    well ok, nice the 3D, but what about make available some decent , realy, fonts ?

    something comparable to apple or windows, something that doesn’t look ugly and that can improve visibility, please…

  14. John said,

    September 19, 2006 at 10:42 pm

    Have a look at Mac OS X with aqua quartz etc.
    Strange i have seen this face before…?
    So now you have a 3d desktop what about the linux geeks that are crying about not to use a graphic desktop because of the so called performance and stability issue…? They say that linux in fact is not powerfull enough to have a graphic desktop. So MS Windows remains in place for very long long time.
    What a world.