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NewsForge: Why Sun Will Open Code for New 3D Desktop

Jul 01, 2004, 13:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)

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"This week, Sun announced it is opening the code for its new 3D desktop software included in the newest version of the Linux-based Java Desktop System. Called Project Looking Glass, the software allows users to turn open windows and folders on the desktop on their sides--and shrink them down to tiny sizes--to open additional space on the desktop without having to close the window. Looking Glass works with Linux, Solaris, and Java applications running in the X Window System.

"Sun said the SDK will be available in a month or so and expects the open source community to lead the way on coming up with new features..."

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