UPDATE: I’M SORRY THAT THE SNOW PLUGIN IS OUTDATED. COMPIZ HAS UPDATED TO 0.9.x IN LATEST UBUNTU’S REPOSITORY AND IT’S KINDA DIFFICULT TO LET IT SNOW USING COMPIZ PLUGIN.

I’ve rewritten about this at: Let It Snow on Ubuntu Desktop using Xsnow

This tutorial shows how to enable snow on your ubuntu desktop using compiz fusion plugin.It is tested in ubuntu 9.10(karmic).
First,make sure you have compiz installed and enabled 3D effect.You can click here for this information.
Download following plugin:
for amd64 user:
compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported_083git20090911-1ubuntu1_amd64
for i386 user:
compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported_083git20090911-1ubuntu1_i386
double click to install,or use this in terminal(Applications/Accessories/Terminal):

sudo dpkg -i package_name


Previous deb package might be old for your Ubuntu, here is how to compile and install the snow plugin from source code.
First, install the required packages:

sudo apt-get install build-essential git libtool

Then,use git command to download the source:

git clone git://anongit.compiz.org/fusion/plugins/snow

Navigate to the new created folder, and make and make install:

cd snow
make && make install

Now, open CCSM and you should the the “Snow” option in Extras.

Setting Up :

After this,open System->Preferences->CompizConfig-Settings-Manager.Tick Snow in Extra tab.
snow

Now,press win(Windows super key)+F3 key combination and see effect!

snow1

Different snowscape in each wallspace:

snow2

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