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    What if windows were translucent so you could see multiple windows 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? In the future, innovations from Sun Microsystems will make these scenarios a reality. Project Looking glass, still in early development, will harness these Java technology-based developments to bring 3D windowing capabilities to the desktop, offering a far richer user experience for work and "play."

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    Windows Longhorn will be based on a 3d desktop, too. AND, it's not crappy java and made by crappy Sun.

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    Yup tried it, pretty impressive concept but java makes it too slow and still occasionaly experiencing many crashes.

    But great concept!
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    Originally posted by Xilo@31 March 2004 - 01:41
    Windows Longhorn will be based on a 3d desktop, too. AND, it&#39;s not crappy java and made by crappy Sun.
    No, it&#39;s made by crappier MicroSoft

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    the java sun one looks pretty promising.
    demo have alook at that.

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    pretty cool, cheers for the demo link

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    Originally posted by Xilo@30 March 2004 - 21:41
    Windows Longhorn will be based on a 3d desktop, too. AND, it&#39;s not crappy java and made by crappy Sun.
    lets bring you up to date: java is better than c++ (its got no base OS)

    sun is better than micro&#036;hit

    longhorn sux internet.news&#39; BALLS&#33;&#33;&#33;

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    Java better than C++? Hahah... Java is a piece of crap. Sure, it&#39;s easier than C++, but it&#39;s also slower. Because the same code is able to run on any platform, it needs something to interpret the compiled Java files which slows it down.

    C++ doesn&#39;t have a base os, either. You just need a compiler for whatever os you are on and a bit extra coding for multiplatform programs. I&#39;d much rather code a bit more for multiplatform support than deal with slower java code.

    Nothing, any time soon, will replace C and C++. The speed, size, portability, and power of these two languages put them at the top (aside from binary and assembly, but those aren&#39;t practical to make full programs out of).

    BTW: Most Computer Science Majors I&#39;ve talked to hate Java.

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    Just another waste of memory and processing power if ya ask me.

    Half the people can&#39;t even use Windows accordingly, let alone a translucent o.s..

    Shame on Java. Nice demo though. Yay I can stream in Linux&#33;

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    i was under the impression sun had released a beta of this for linux but i might be wrong.

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