After a long time’s search over the internet for many days I finally figured out how to do this. Many may know this already but many may not too. And since I hate to compile programs from sourceI have found here a method that involves less of actual compiling. Since am a ubuntu user I only have tried this in ubuntu and not other distros.
1. Install these packages:
2. You need a working directory say ~/compiz
3. When in your working directory, in terminal, execute this command:
git clone git://anongit.compiz-fusion.org/fusion/plugins/snow
4. Download this file and extract its contents to your working directory
5. In your working directory now there will be a folder called snow. Change to that folder (~/compiz/snow in my case)
6. Execute these three commands one after the other:
7. Now in your CompizConfig Settings Manager you can find the snow plugin and activate it.
This may sort of resemble a dreamscene on your desktop and i really like it a lot. A snowy wallpaper could be suitable.
A small variant of this plugin called Autumn Plugin is here (Thanks to Patrick Fisher and ubuntu forums)
Thanks to elgilicious and ubuntu forums for this
Ed’s note: Do we really need all of this ? openSUSE, Fedora, Sabayon – all had Snow plugin without having to do any of this