Re: The State Of The Art
- From: Michael ROGERS <M Rogers cs ucl ac uk>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: The State Of The Art
- Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 17:05:43 +0100
>I've seen this kind of idea before, though at the time it was focused on
>data access not desktop access...but at the time it struck me as
>something decades away (I was still a windows user, what can I say).
>I agree with mr. jetzek, in that this may be the thing that makes linux
>the "have to use" O/S. once again, it could be hardware playing catchup
>to software, as we develop the kind of screens that make this more
>intuitive to use.
(Forgive me if I'm missing something important, BUT...)
Couldn't a window manager running under X do this fairly simply? I don't see
why it would be much more difficult to handle than "flat" multiple desktop
areas. The hardest part would probably be the pager/mini-view - how would
you show the inner surface of a sphere?
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