Compiz and Beryl rejoin as Compiz Fusion
Long, long ago on a Linux desktop far, far away a fork was driven between Compiz -- the three-dimensional composite desktop manager -- and Beryl -- the three-dimensional composite desktop manager with a desire for rapid change and development. Like star-crossed lovers, they knew that, one day, they'd be together again and, better for their time apart.
Ok, so it didn't happen exactly like that. Fortunately for all of us, they are getting back together and, with some stellar results. Several rewritten plugins, some sharp new features and a load of stability enhancements could make Compiz Fusion a strong contender against the commercially developed Vista and OS X 3D desktops which are rapidly gaining acceptance. Take a look at the screenshots of what could be headed to a modern Linux distro near you.