Firstly, Compiz Fusion is a radically changing beta software for the Linux desktop. We seriously recommend that you make backups of all important data before installing and note that we recommend that you do not install this on important production machines such as Servers or Always-On Buisness Workstations as there is a fairly high chance of Compiz Fusion crashing, or locking up your system at least once while you use it. It is, however suitable for normal desktop use.
Different ways of obtaining the software
Currently there are three different ways to obtain Compiz Fusion
- - Use the distributions package. We recommend this approach as most pacakgers will use builds that are unbroken and fairly stable.
- Use the source tarballs for the most recent [http://releases.compiz-fusion.org/ release]. This requires some technical experience in installing compile-time dependencies as well as compiling C source code with make.
- - Use the most up-to-date Git version. The Compiz Fusion team will try to keep this as break-free as possible, although there may be sometimes when Compiz Fusion is completely broken. This is not recommended unless you are a packager, or must-have the absolute bleeding-edge version.
You may use each of these methods to obtain Compiz Fusion and each will have a different success rate and positives and negatives.