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Wednesday, June 28th, 2006, 2:51 pm

The Desktop Cube Has Been Here for Years

Spherical desktop

Wallpaper from Houghi (click image above
to enlarge; non-lossy PNG version)

THE admirable Compiz/XGL cube has already earned its 15 minutes or fame. However, one alternative that often gets overlooked is 3-D Desktop, which has been available for GNU/Linux for several years.

Here are two 3-D Desktop videos from YouTube. They illustrate that simple function and demonstrate its beauty. Like XGL, speed is highly dependent upon OpenGL with a decent graphics card.

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