What is the Beryl?
The mineral beryl is a beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6.
Beryl is an OpenGL accelerated desktop that seeks to provide a free, open source desktop experience to the community that reflects the wishes of the users. Above all else, the project seeks to listen to and respond to the requests of the user base.
Previously known as Compiz-Quinnstorm, Beryl is a fork of Compiz with additional features and plugins. One of the distinctive features of Beryl is to remove dependencies on Gnome. While many previous dependencies have been removed from Compiz, most of the GUI features still require it, thus making Beryl a better choice for KDE or alternative DE users. It not only functions as Compiz does with a Gnome Theme (Metacity) component, but also adds its own decorator (Emerald), and a KDE version (Aquamarine). Beryl also provides a copy method of compositing, which does not require any special environment or drivers, allowing it to function with older drivers without texture-from-pixmap support.
Beryl is a combined window manager and composite manager written in C using OpenGL to provide acceleration. It is designed to be highly flexible, extensible, and portable, all the while keeping in mind that the users know how they want their desktops to act better than we do. With Beryl the rather esoteric concept of the computer desktop is brought down to a more human level, allowing for a more native and intuitive understanding of your workspace.
Install Beryl On Kubuntu With Nvidia