Forget Windows, Forget MacOSX, Forget Linux, it's time for Sun (1 Viewer)


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Project Looking Glass by Sun Microsystems:
A Revolutionary Evolution of Today's Desktop

What if windows were translucent so that you could see the multiple windows you're working on at the same time? What if you could tack a note to yourself right on the Web page you're viewing? What if your CD or movie database became a 3D jukebox, where titles were joined with images to make finding what you want easier than ever?

Sun Microsystems' latest innovations by its Advanced Software Technology Team will make these "what-ifs" a reality for the desktop of the near future. Code-named Project Looking Glass, these Java technology-based developments will bring 3D windowing capabilities to the desktop to offer a far richer user experience for work and play. But, it's not only about looks, it's about creating an engaging user experience, one that can make communications and collaboration even easier.

In the Project Looking Glass prototype, windows displaying applications are no longer stacked upon each other with flat icons and buttons to represent them; they are viewed in a 3D environment and manipulated as 3D objects. Project Looking Glass is moving beyond the boundaries of old environments to revolutionize the use of the desktop.

Project Looking Glass is being created to work with the Solaris and Linux desktop environments using Java technology. When completed, it will work alongside applications designed for a 2D window system, without application modifications. With Project Looking Glass - as well as the new Sun Java Desktop System, StarOffice 7 office suite and Java Card technology - Sun is reinventing the way you think about desktop computing.

Since Project Looking Glass is still in early development, it works with the Sun Java Desktop System, and it is generating a continual flow of new ideas and innovations. To receive updates or find out how to get involved with this exciting project, join our mailing list at

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