Re: The State Of The Art
- From: "Dr Geek" <dr_geek hotmail com>
- To: nils jeppe de
- Cc: velco fadata bg, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: The State Of The Art
- Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 15:23:07 BST
The Dr wrote:
>>Nope. The screen looks flat. It's just a way of extending your desktop
>>a virtual desktop does) but so that it's huge, but you can't easily get
>>on it (partly because you can remember where things are spatially, partly
>>because the little "overview" window shows you where you are).
Nils Jeppe <email@example.com> responded:
>Excuse me, but where is this different from what we have these days?
The difference is that existing virtual desktops are flat and rectangular.
A wraparound desktop is new, especially if it's conceptually spherical (or
tubular). It's like you're sitting inside a sphere, in a chair at the
center of it. The walls of the sphere are where your work sits; open
documents for Project A over there, xterms to all the systems over *there*,
xconsole down *there*, etc, etc. You just spin the chair around so that
you're looking at the section of the desktop that you're concentrating on at
> > >PS. Who the hell you work for ?
> > Can't say :-)
>Microsoft or the NSA? ;-)
Neither! Neither Uncle Bill or Uncle Sam pays my mortgage. Anyway, it's
nothing grand, I just like to keep my OSS/Linux stuff separate from my paid
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