June 29th, 2004, 01:01 AM
Sun opens its 3-D Linux desktop
Here's a nice slide show on eweek's site, and here's the official project's site.
By open-sourcing its next-generation Linux desktop technology, Sun Microsystems Inc. is turning over some of its most innovative work to date to the open-source community, sources said.
Officials at the Santa Clara, Calif., systems maker said at JavaOne here that Sun plans to turn its next-generation Linux desktop, Project Looking Glass, over to the open-source community. The open sourcing of its Looking Glass technology represents a significant move by Sun, which has been under pressure by the open-source community to "open" some of its technology, specifically Java itself.
July 8th, 2004, 04:57 PM
yea it sure looks like, but its not a new idea I think its the fact thats its done by a massive company like sun the reason that this is so hyped.
I read an article just over a year ago not about another project regarding 3d desktops called desk3d. The link to the project is here http://desk3d.sourceforge.net/ I would of replied sooner but i was unable to find the source, but i cleaned my room up yesterday and found the article.
the idea is certainly very futuristic but is it needed? a simple start button confuses enough people as it is...
July 8th, 2004, 05:16 PM
New idea or old idea I think it is great eye candy because it gives the desktop more depth to it. and the desktop icons being 3-D will most likely make people want to try it to see how it works and to see if they can make it crash.