Linked by David Adams on Tue 9th Dec 2008 16:46 UTC, submitted by weildish
OSNews, Generic OSes Sometimes it seems that every new OS that comes out these days is ultimately and altogether quite similar. "It's all been done before," we sigh as new system after system is released with only eye-candy the apparent difference for most users. This new OS, named "g-speak" by its creators, will give one a run for his money. Using special gloves, a user of the system gestures his way about the OS on several wall-sized displays that interact with one another. The makers of g-speak call it "the first major step in [a] computer interface since 1984." Perhaps they are right. See the neat video here. You can even go so far as to dust off your Tom Cruise Minority Report action figure to better savor the future with.
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RE: Accuracy
by steelgryphon on Tue 9th Dec 2008 20:23 UTC in reply to "Accuracy"
steelgryphon
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2006-06-18

Calling OS to an UI sounds dramatic, arrogant and funny, all at the same time.


Even the music is dramatic, pretentious, and funny all at the same time!

To be fair, there should have been a link to more substantive information than a bunch of drooling over UI candy.

http://oblong.com/article/0866JqfNrFg1NeuK.html

provides some insight into the thinking that produced this OS/UI and some other features beyond the UI. If I read it correctly, g-speak is unix-like underneath - this page touts source compatibility with OS X and Linux.

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