i made it so whenever i close a window on my computer it explodes into thousands of tiny pieces and damned if that ain't satisfying as hell
2) Does it run on linux, because if so I want it.
If it's a fancy effect at all related to window management, it's probably Linux, and it's probably Compiz. (:
Whether you can actually use Compiz depends on what desktop environment you use. KDE lets you swap out if I recall (although I can't find it now, hmm), as does XFCE I believe. A lot of GNOMish ones don't.
Because if it's a matter of support in the DE, you can always switch them. (And have multiple installed, even; it's just a matter of picking one at login.)
@The1AndMany it's in my system settings under workspace behavior as "fall apart"—i'm running KDE neon, and it looks like it's a part of KWin, so if you use KDE plasma you probably have it? i don't have much experience with other distros, though!