I believe he is referring to Compiz effects. If you right click on your desktop and go to Change Desktop Background, click the Visual Effects tab and choose the None radio button. That will disable Compiz entirely, so unless you like the "eye candy" there really isn't much you can do but bare with it.
As for labeling them, I am not sure on the solution.
It's perfectly OK to express an opinion, but refrain from foul and stupid language