I tried out the novell xgl in my gentoo 2005.0 build today. Emerge Xorg-X11 7.0 and then xgl. Now i'am running GNOME with compwiz Window manager and it seriously rocks!! :shocked: Screenshots Here are a few screenies, 8) 1. Here i have enabled opacity translucency in gconf editor and other effects such as wobble, zoom etc., 2. That's the transparency through a movie running in mplayer. The xgl does this by using opacity pluggin for xgl. The terminal used is rxvt which supports realtime transparency. Install rxvt and do, urxvt -name Terminal -fn "xft:Monospaceixelsize=11" -fade 20 +sb -depth 32 -fg white -bg rgba:2000/2000/2000/dddd. 3. Here is a screenie of the fast application switching, 4. That's what it came when i took the screen shot, The 3d- desktop switch is amazing and it's quite thrilling to watch! 5. Here is the screenshot of the new real time zooming. You can even move around the screen while zoomed in or out. Check the following screenies, for left, top, right ,bottom parts of the screen respectfully. Conclusion: These seem extremely positive and impressive and i see great migration to linux, once they come out. As for as v*sta is concerned, i really don't think it's got a chance especially aftr i saw these.