Sun''s "Project Looking Glass"

Sun''s "Project Looking Glass"

February 26, 2004 | Life
Can anyone say Longhorn? It appears that Sun’s Looking Glass project will run on Java, and support a 3d desktop and API. Sun will support Linux and Solaris, but not Windows. Here’s their pitch:
 
“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’2013-08-28 18:38:27’s about creating an engaging user experience, one that can make communications and collaboration even easier.“
Watch Jonathan Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Software of Sun Microsystems, Inc. demonstrate Project Looking Glass at Sun Network San Francisco 2003. You can download and watch the demo here.