Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Mar 2006 22:00 UTC, submitted by Dusan
Internet Explorer Apparantly 3D browsers are the latest fad, as after uBrowser based on Mozilla Firefox, there is now SphereXplorer, a 3D browser based on Internet Explorer and SphereXP. Indulge yourself in screenshots, or just download and try it. Then, go to our comment section and explain the usefulness, if there is any.
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I disagree. First, this is really just a proof of concept. Nobody is going to argue that it was intended to "compete" on a feature-by-feature checklist with current 2D browsers. Second, you have a limited imagination. It could be very useful for kiosk-type applications, advertising, modest games, improved accessibility (ie. for people with handicaps, reduced screen real estate, etc), raster and geometry effects for 2D applications, etc. Particularly when you consider that its real usefulness may come from providing an API set to devs rather than a client app -- and the fact that much of the install base will already have the prerequisite bits on their boxes (ie. minimal additional special runtimes to download/install).

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