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Re: SUN's Project Looking Glass
Not so cool in the COST and NON-OPEN Proprietary SUN Licensing (not exactly
like in that other$ world, but close... restrictive and painful nonetheless).
Granted, this Looking Glass is work in progress - and there is no public
consumption, even an alpha I know of (yet) but for comparison, check out
SUN's idea of a "desktop system" http://tinyurl.com/2vbeu - $100 per user
PER YEAR! (and for a limited time only, you get a gracious 50% off!!!)
... YGWYPF????? ...
(You Get What You Pay For) <- NOT!
At 02:08 PM 1/24/2004 -0600, you wrote:
>On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 14:01:57 -0600 UTC (1/24/2004, 2:01 PM -0600 UTC my
>time), Steven Pritchard wrote:
>S> I'm still trying to figure out if it looks cool or, well, stupid.
>S> (Not stupid in a M$ Bob kind of way, more in the
>S> vast-majority-of-E-themes kind of way.)
>I think it looks way cool being able to slide back work like that in the 3-D
>thing, like opening up a door... different than the shade roll-up concept in
>S> I can say that it looks like it would *seriously* suck CPU to implement
>S> most of that, or at least require hardware OpenGL and everything layered
>S> on top of that. (The freedesktop people have talked about that sort of
>yah, I bet it would suck CPU... big time... Overall, two thumbs up by me,
> >> Low bandwidth plays best.
>S> The high bandwidth one worked fine for me. 8-)
>actually me too, I forgot to delete that on the copy to the list, from the
>Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity
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