This is indeed sad news. However not unexpected. I am with gordon@... on this. I used to love Ubuntu. 10.10 was by favourite. Then came 11. I tried it however it was way too buggy. Recently I downloaded 12.04 in hopes that it would not be that bad, however it is still horrible and the user interface is completely illogical for a desktop. Ubuntu has now lost me, possibly forever, as I am sure a heck of a lot of others. Even Compiz could not save it.
And Compiz was one of the major reasons I stayed with Ubuntu. But one can not overlook the obvious bugs and design flaws in a system that was really designed for a tablet. Having read gordon@...'s comment, I might have a look at OpenSUSE as well. I have had my eye somewhat on it and a few other distributions.
Goodbye Compiz. Maybe we shall meet another day.
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