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Wraithan
06-21-2006, 02:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ODskdEPnQ

Rather interesting... :D

cboard_member
06-21-2006, 03:04 PM
Cool.

hdragon
06-21-2006, 03:10 PM
So is it an add-on software to windows or a sperate windows

Wraithan
06-21-2006, 03:24 PM
software that looks like it is for a tablet style PC, far as I know it is still in beta.

Mario F.
06-21-2006, 03:41 PM
Omg! That's a dream desktop.

Surely hope these guys all the best of luck. I'll buy!


We are actively seeking funding for development of our prototype into a full blown desktop replacement that can be installed on any Windows machine.

SlyMaelstrom
06-21-2006, 04:04 PM
Oh great, just what I need... the ability to drop my virtual pen and hit my virtual head on my virtual desktop and have all my virtual files tip over.

It's clever, but I don't see the general public adapting to the change.

Mario F.
06-21-2006, 05:00 PM
No. Not the general public, no.

But thankfully that's not the only force driving innovation.

whiteflags
06-21-2006, 05:29 PM
> It's clever, but I don't see the general public adapting to the change.
> No. Not the general public, no.
I'm glad CProg believes that the public is too stupid to know how to organize a desk.

Mario F.
06-21-2006, 05:58 PM
That wasn't the intent of my reply. Mostly acknowledging that it may be true the public in general may not flock to buy this thing.

Not because they are stupid. Because I agree it involves a change in a tried and tested paradigm. I do like it though. And I would be curious to know if this would become a toy for me to play with or something that I was going to really use as a desktop replacement.

whiteflags
06-21-2006, 06:10 PM
Well here's the way that I look at it. The virtual desktop shouldn't be something we have to buy like software. Instead it would be better if computers came with it, and used it as the default desktop mode. The prototype looks intuitive enough for something like that. I can totally imagine my desktop with piles of documents instead of some folders I made...

SlyMaelstrom
06-21-2006, 06:30 PM
The whole reason I used the computer is because I suck at organizing my desk. Let's put it that way. :p

If it was a desktop option on the modern Operating Systems, then I think I'd mess around with it, a bit. I don't see myself using it too much.

Salgat
06-22-2006, 01:44 PM
This may get big if Windows gos "oh people will think this is neat, lets make some money" and buys them out or something buhaha. Anyways, I can see it becoming big, since its made for nubs :), but Im highly skeptical about how useful it would be.

SlyMaelstrom
06-22-2006, 01:47 PM
Well, whether they like it or not, I can assure you some major company is going to buy it out. It's a matter of whether they use it or not.

Sang-drax
06-22-2006, 03:10 PM
Who would actually use this? Why would I want my icons bumping into each other and drag and bounce when I move them? Useless.

The only thing that could be useful is perhaps the ability to put icons into piles. They might be able to use some of their ideas if they drop the physics crap. Why emulate the bad properties of a physical desk?

Salgat
06-26-2006, 08:14 PM
Never try to use real logic when applying something like this to normal users, just use "oh this is neat" logic.

MadCow257
06-26-2006, 08:27 PM
Never try to use real logic when applying something like this to normal users, just use "oh this is neat" logic.

Why not? That was a serious undertaking, hundreds of man-hours. If you're going to spend alot of time on something why not apply some "real logic" and determine wether it not it will be useful, succesful, or/and fundamental. One or more of those should be present, and I would argue that none are.

Salgat
06-26-2006, 08:33 PM
My point is, it looks like a gimick, and there is a lot of people who love gimicks. I personally dont see this as being used for anything more than that, which is why "whats the reason behind this" is nothing more than for a casual user to have a more entertaining and more realistic(compared to RL) desktop. I mean, I could see my dad getting this since it looks neat and he would like how you could display the pictures on a stack. Another use of thousands of man hours for this same reason is Windows Vista :P (jp jp!)

Hunter2
06-29-2006, 12:21 PM
>Another use of thousands of man hours for this same reason is Windows Vista :P
Personally, I think most of the Vista eyecandy will be useful at least to some extent, as will XGL and whatever Apple comes/came up with ('Quartz'?).

I agree with Sang-Drax; I'd love to have this just to show friends, but I can picture it getting *really* annoying as entropy slowly takes over and stuff scatters into random messy (or neat) piles of unlabeled(!) icons.

For interest:
3d desktop windows (http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=3d+desktop+windows&btnG=Search&meta=)

Many of these look pretty cool.

EDIT: Especially, check out 3DNA (totally sweet looking) and 3DWonder (looks a lot like XGL/Compiz "Cube" plugin.. wtf?).