http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/5303/1/Sun Microsystems, a company that has been making noise lately in the Linux desktop market with StarOffice 7 and Java Desktop, is currently working on an experimental 3D successor to Java Desktop that they believe will change the way we interact with computers, and in the end elevate the popularity of Linux in general.
bless em, that demo is sexy shit
Still downloading... my link is crap today (3.5KB/s)
How many things have been named looking glass already?
Also, someone showed me the video, it looks crazy, and semi-pointless.
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it looks crazy, and semi-pointless.
That's actually a really good way of putting it!
I think it's awesome. Yes semi-pointless /now/ but what good was X windows before apps were written for it?
Definitely good that Sun is putting money into this, they're /trying/ to revolutionize the desktop, and they may fail, but their work will probably do some good.
Anything that would do some annovation natively is a good thing. So we can no longer have to copy features from other OSes.
I'm doing an HCI paper at the moment (Human Computer Interaction), and we've just been told about 3D interfaces, and how they are actually less efficient that 2D. Whole bunch of reasons, and heaps of research done on it, and its just not as easy to use as 2D
Why... this is usability crap - ups where did I hide my windows again?
By the way, for those of you in the Los Angeles, CA area UUASC will be demoing SUN's Looking Glass.
Oh, as for windows I'm sure you could always ALT+TAB.