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Sun tries virtual 3D Linux


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#1 jongleur

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 12:59 PM

http://wwws.sun.com/software/looking_glass/index.html

I've always been one for eye candy on my desktop, so I kind of like what they're doing here. Some might consider it a bit to over the top for them. I can understand that. But the main thing to think about here is that this is the first actual attempt to overhaul the desktop since The Mac.

Linux just might get its own GUI after all.

Being Sun Microsystem, I'm sure it's going to have a healthy price tag on it. :thumbsup:


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Posted 14 April 2004 - 06:29 PM

Linux just might get its own GUI after all.


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Not sure what you mean by "it's own GUI", but these WM's have been around a while.

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 08:45 PM

Ha raw, what I meant by getting it's own gui is that KDE and Gnome still have the basic characteristics and design structure as Windows Explorer, i.e. you have a taskbar, titlebar, toolbar and desktop icons, so forth and so on. The Mac has something close to the same but the look and operation is a little different. I would love to see Linux get something orignal. There's a tad I don't like about this Looking Glass, but ha, you can't please everyone all of the time :flowers: but it's virtual 3D is a good start :thumbsup:

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