Compiz 0.9.8.6 landed in Ubuntu 12.10 with Unredirect Fullscreen Windows enabled by default (improved performance for fullscreen apps and games)
LibreOffice, Calibre, Blender, VLC, etc, are applications available in Ubuntu (as default or via Ubuntu Software Center), yet, as we can observe across the internets, there are millions and millions of users interested in gaming.
Consequently, months ago, the developers started a serious work on bringing games to Ubuntu, effort materialized in the exciting landing (can be redeemed via) of numerous Humble Indie Bundles into Ubuntu Software Center, games from the globally-known Electronic Arts, as well as various games.
As an immediate effect, users began to enjoy until-then-inaccessible games, approach moving Ubuntu into a right direction (from a gaming point-of-view).
Along with the actual arrival of (and support for) the mentioned games, the developers started to constantly implement fixes and optimizations, bundle of energy aimed at delivering a more powerful gaming experience.
Ubuntu 12.10's Compiz comes with
Unredirect Fullscreen Windows disabled by default.
Unredirect Fullscreen Windows is a handy functionality that automatically detects software running in fullscreen mode and optimizes its performance, meaning, enabling the mentioned Compiz feature generates better performance for running-in-fullscreen games and numerous application types.
The mentioned functionality applies to all fullscreened windows, yet being disabled for proving-themselves-faulty applications, such as Totem, MPlayer, VLC, Flash and Firefox, unchecked state implemented due to various reported-by-testers cases.
Along with its default enabling,
Unredirect Fullscreen Windows contains various fixes and enhancements.