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Post by Void Main » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:47 am

How did "compiz" become named "compiz", what does it mean, and how do you pronounce it? Do you think this has anything to do with the deal Microsoft and Novell just made?

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Post by Jenda » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:57 pm

it's a composite manager... or a 'compizite manager' if you want :)
You pronounce it in fake slang, trying to make it sound as careless as possible, so that it sounds natural that you lack a few of the ending sounds...

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Post by Void Main » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:24 pm

You mean like this? "Fo shizzle! Wait just one minizzle while I show you my compizzle."

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Post by Jenda » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:39 pm

Something like it, yes :)

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Post by Jenda » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:40 pm

oink... my rank is now programmer... I do'nt program :)

OTOH, at ubuntuforums.org, it's Ubuntu Master Roaster, and I don't roast much either.

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Post by JoeDude » Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:08 am

I never understood that (nice forums plug by the way...). Why is the Ubuntu forums set up on a coffee scale?

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Post by Jenda » Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:53 am

Because geeks are so often connected with coffee... and the more posts you make, the more coffee you had to consume in order to stay up that long.

... and even though you might not think so, we at Ubuntu _are_ geeks. Really. :)

(geek != techie)

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Post by JoeDude » Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:06 am

Modern day wizards....I always played rangers or theives myself...
.. and even though you might not think so, we at Ubuntu _are_ geeks. Really. Smile
Yeah but the2 female models who pose for the calenders are HAWT!

back to topic....

Is that the reason, or is it just being funny. I find that oddly believable in a "What the **** should we name this one" kind of way....
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Post by Jenda » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:16 pm

I believe that's the reason. Prove me wrong :)

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Post by xyle_one » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:02 am

Compiz, I think, comes from the words "come" and "play", which were then snoopified into complizle. Once it was corporation-ized it lost it's fun, or the playful part of it, and became yet another double speak marketese term. Compiz: To take the fun out of everything.



Note: I just looked up what compiz is (thanks wikipedia). I was way off.

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