Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 10th Jul 2008 06:16 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces 360Desktop is a software that extends the Windows desktop into a panaromic desktop, with unlimited space. In addition, "it allows users to easily grab their favorite web content from across the web, and put it right on their expanded desktop". Demo of 360Desktop in action.
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Unlimited?
by el3ktro on Thu 10th Jul 2008 06:51 UTC
el3ktro
Member since:
2006-01-10

Please can someone explain to me why this has "unlimited" desktop space? It's not as infinite as the term "unlimied" suggests. By the way, what's the use of this? What is useful of having videos pinned to a wall of a building (with out any perspective correction, btw) or having frogs walking across the screen?

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RE: Unlimited?
by jal_ on Thu 10th Jul 2008 07:09 in reply to "Unlimited?"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

Indeed, this seems yet another gadget presented as a breakthrough that it isn't...


JAL

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RE: Unlimited?
by DrillSgt on Thu 10th Jul 2008 07:16 in reply to "Unlimited?"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"What is useful of having videos pinned to a wall of a building (with out any perspective correction, btw) or having frogs walking across the screen?"

Exactly the type of thing I have been wondering about Compiz. What do I need with a cube or raindrops on my screen?

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RE[2]: Unlimited?
by el3ktro on Thu 10th Jul 2008 07:20 in reply to "RE: Unlimited?"
el3ktro Member since:
2006-01-10

I found the cube to be a nice visual clue of how multiple desktops work. The raindrops are pretty useless, I agree.

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RE[2]: Unlimited?
by Alleister on Thu 10th Jul 2008 07:39 in reply to "RE: Unlimited?"
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

The Raindrops are just a demonstration of what is possible. The cube is getting close to be useful, since it gives some spatiality to the desktops.

Other compiz plugins are really extremely useful:
I use the fast zoom quite frequently and together with the contrast increase functions i would guess it is a dream to use for people with reduced eyesight.

The places and expose clones are a great to work with, i nearly stopped using the taskbar since i have those.

Different visual effects for closing and minimizing windows give a very subtle and pleasing cue if the app is closed or just iconified.

Get over the early demos and have an in depth look at what compiz does nowadays, it is far beyond being a toy these days.

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RE[2]: Unlimited?
by Nossie on Thu 10th Jul 2008 08:21 in reply to "RE: Unlimited?"
Nossie Member since:
2007-07-31

at least compiz doesn't have fecking ad banners...

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RE: Unlimited?
by Soulbender on Thu 10th Jul 2008 07:29 in reply to "Unlimited?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's not about if it's useful or not, it is about if people will buy it or not.

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RE: Unlimited?
by Googol on Thu 10th Jul 2008 09:27 in reply to "Unlimited?"
Googol Member since:
2006-11-24

Well, if you add enough pictures together, I suppose you will have unlimited space for all it's worth. Having said that, I am already bored with it watching half way through. So either I scroll for a mile to get my window or I click to get there straight -- but clicking something in the taskbar brings me there without that application, too. It is a chocolate tea-pot.

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RE: Unlimited?
by timosa on Fri 11th Jul 2008 07:01 in reply to "Unlimited?"
timosa Member since:
2005-07-06

I believe Gnome 3.0 will have Unlimited Workspace(s) feature... ;)

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