Install Compiz and emerald, for Lisa 64 KDE users:
Software Manager - search "compiz"
install all what is NOT i386 or gnome
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install emerald
CompizConfigSettingsManager (ccsm): kde compatibility, kde/qt event loop, gnome compatibility are deadly. D-Bus is OK
In the plugin Window Decoration, under Command, put "emerald --replace"
In System Settings --> Default Applications --> Window Manager just select Compiz.
Scripts for starting Fusion-Icon resulted to be deadly.
A reboot and everything should work. By problems delete ~/.config/compiz-1 and ~/.config/compiz, what resets the compiz configuration. In this case don't forget to reselect also "Move Window" and "Resize Window" in ccsm.
Dear Zerozero, thanks for your quick answer and good advice. No, I am not a spoiled linux user
. I use suse since 9.3. Today I had to deal firs time with ubuntu and family. In the free time I take care of friends laptops and pcs, a lot of machines. I do that hoping to get a little place in paradise, like You probabily do also. Don't worry, in such a case we will be exonerated from the duty of playng arp, we will play on a laptop. I have 2 laptops on the nack, and suse is uninstallable (nvidia). One belongs to my wife (panic). She uses it for professional composing and printing of didactic music material. She is very strict, for example I had to delete libreoffice replacing it with openoffice. She uses compiz, zooms and don't ask me what else. My project is to install Lisa so that everything will look identic like before and she never will remark that she runs another distro. Linux Mint made me a good impression and after checking with the live CD I decided to adopt it. Like you see I am a real newbie.
My first problem: I didn't imagine that the ubuntu community developped a new emerald version, 9.5. My second problem: I found in the web an amazing amount of sauvage ubuntu repositories. Well, this ubuntu compiz is not so polished and superfast like in the rpm world, but still makes kde running a bit better. Finally, I am planning to install Lisa also on my machine, Lisa looks clean, realable and solid. I made some stress tests
But let me now check what about printing. Of course no idea about gnome, never tried.