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Compiz (/kɒmpɪz/) is a compositing window manager for the X Window System, using 3D graphics hardware to create fast compositing desktop effects for window management. Effects, such as a minimization animation or a cube workspace, are implemented as loadable plugins. Because it conforms to the ICCCM conventions, Compiz can be used as a substitute for the default Mutter or Metacity, when using GNOME Panel, or KWin in KDE Plasma Workspaces. Internally Compiz uses the OpenGL library as the interface to the graphics hardware.

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Developer(s)David Reveman, Sam Spilsbury, Danny Baumann, Dennis Kasprzyk, Daniel van Vugt
Initial release2006; 17 years ago (2006)
Stable release[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 22 August 2022
Written inC, C++, Python
Operating systemUnix-like with X11
TypeX window manager
LicenseGPL, core: MIT license