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Beryl in Ubuntu and Apple


I've come across a video of Beryl animation on youtube, wherein task-switching
is done by a 3D cube that turns. This feature is similar to how Sun Microsystem's Looking Glass allows 3D manipulation of various windows.

Here's the video:

Interestingly, this 3D feature is also available in Mac OS X, at least not by task-switching but when switching users. With the upcoming release of Leopard (which I will definitely upgrade to), one can expect the "Spaces" feature to operate similarly. Last I've heard from ThinkSecret is that Apple will allow up to 16 desktop spaces --- cool. Although what I'd like myself is to see these spaces in 3D, with an option to turn it on or off, depending on the machine's hardware capabilities.

I guess I'll just have to see...

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posted by Jdavies @ 2/28/2007,


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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This blog is a depot of thoughts and observations on marketing trends which remain personally relevant to the Author as far as his marketing career is concerned. Having evolved from the personal blog of Jdavies, much of the earlier work contained herein are laced with personal speculation, political views, and similar advocacies. These posts are being kept for posterity's sake and for no other reason. No effort is being made to claim that the author will not contradict himself from his previous positions or that such advocacies are absolute.


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