After a lot more work than should be, I finally got compiz working on my laptop. I had some major issues because X was trying to use something that was preventing me from overwriting a file.
If you haven't heard of it, you are probably one of billions, but it is really neet. It has many of the effects that are expected in Windows Vista...plus about a million more.
Check it out if you have time. Most of the effects need to be seen in action, screenshots can't compair. If anyone is interested, I am going to try to find the time tomarrow to run a VNC server to let some of you who are interested see it.
Time to go play...