Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Mar 2007 19:37 UTC, submitted by Hiev
X11, Window Managers "Desktop computing technology has evolved considerably since the first graphical user interface was developed by researchers at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center in 1973. Microsoft's Aero Glass, Apple's Quartz 2D Extreme, and Sun's Project Looking Glass are all poised to transform the way that users interact with computers. Also at the forefront of innovation, the Linux community has some prodigiously impressive new user interface technologies of its own. Beryl, a new open-source window manager for Linux, features compelling visual enhancements like support for transparent windows and elaborate window animations."
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Hmmm
by kaiwai on Tue 20th Mar 2007 08:44 UTC
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry to 'rain on the parade' but give me stable and reliable desktop over having windows zooming around and being amused like a low IQ pleb being amused by 'flashy lights' and 'ooh sparkle'!

Ultimately, when things are being developed, the first thing that should be asked, "does this improve productivity" and one thing I can assure you that a stable, reliable, almost crash proof desktop vs. having something that has a fancy 'flame effect'.

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RE: Hmmm
by Ringheims Auto on Tue 20th Mar 2007 13:17 in reply to "Hmmm"
Ringheims Auto Member since:
2005-07-23

Well, the use of OpenGL on the desktop wich we are seeing now is just an early echo of what has already existed. But from now on, there are a multitude of potential possibilities of concepts wich could emerge from that. First and foremost are the fancy effects, but this could really take off until we're using desktop computers in whole other ways. How I don't know, but I'm sure there's gonna be a development here, and that it's gonna bring it beyond the ordinary desktop metaphor.

Take a look at these, for example:
http://insitu.lri.fr/metisse/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ODskdEPnQ

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