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Just curious, but I love the look.

Is there something similar to this for Ubuntu, when shutting down, or logging out, or even when the screen goes to sleep?

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This might be best implemented as a Compiz plugin. – ændrük Mar 8 '11 at 5:44
it would be interesting to know how they implement it on android, given android is a flavour of linux, it might be easy (ish) to port it. – Slipstream Apr 16 '11 at 9:13
hmm., Android x86 might provide the clues – Amith KK Jun 6 '11 at 15:51
@Slipstream android is more than just a flavour of linux. It runs applications (most of em) on a virtual machine, so it wouldn't be so easy. – RolandiXor Jun 6 '11 at 23:11

There is no such compiz plugin in existence, but if you have C++ skills, or know someone who can take a try at it, it would be relatively easy to write such a plugin or extend one of the existing plugins to produce this animation.

There is a similar animation for compiz in the git repository (I think it was part of "simple-animations"). It would have to be ported to C++ and then modified to work on login or logout.

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