Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Apr 2009 21:39 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces About a year ago, OSNews reported on Grape, a new way to manage your desktop. Back then, Grape was only a concept, a set of ideas without an implementation. This is different now: Grape has been turned into an actual piece of working software, and the people behind the project, Yann Le Coroller and Dockland Software's Stephane, gave us early access by means of a beta release. We are also giving away beta access, se be sure to read on to the end of the article to find out how you can get beta access (hint: post a comment). Update: The response has been more substantial than I anticipated, so the cut-off point is 50 comments. Twelve comments left, guys and girls, so hurry up! Update II: Sorry guys, we're full already (that was quick)! Thanks for the enormous interest from everyone. I'll send the invites out today! Update III: All invites have been sent out. Enjoy testing Grape, and be sure to post your findings here on OSNews. Also, report any bugs here.
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by Darkness on Fri 17th Apr 2009 08:02 UTC
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Even though the idea is not bad, it is still not very usefull if it is only some kind of desktop alternative.
My desktop is 99.9% of the time not visible and I am not going to minimize all applications to just go play with the stuff on the desktop.

As Thom pointed out, when they integrate this with finder windows or for windows alternatives in windows explorer, then it might be a little more usefull but I am not admiring the nice stuff on my desktop all day. Work needs to be done ;-)

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