Real 3D interface by Compiz Fusion soon?

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| A post from the Compiz Fusion Blog informed us about some interesting things
| that are under development. Imagine a very cheap 3D interface with head
| tracking, using the WII Remote... Isn't it a great idea?

A large car-maker in France chose Linux desktops because of the prospects of
modeling and interaction in 3-D. It will come soon.


Introducing the real 3D Compiz!

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| Although I do not think that people would be wearing funny glasses all day
| long to work on their PC, possibilities this plugin presents are quite
| exciting for gamers and everyone wanting to show off the ‘real’ 3D desktop. *

Multi-touch support for MPX [in Linux]

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| MPX already supported multiple input devices. Which blows pretty much all
| assumptions in user interfaces (input) out of the water. Now I've gone one
| step further and added support for multi-touch displays. Have a look at this
| video... *

Microsoft Rips off Researchers at Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona

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| Recently while on vacation I was flipping channels and came across a
| channel called “current TV”, what caught my eye was a *computer *booting
| to Kubuntu. This computer looked remarkably like Microsoft’s new
| Surface touch table. Funny thing is the reactable has been around
| over three years and research has been going on much longer than that.

Microsoft Surface idea not that new?

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| An attached PC, running Linux and Reactrix software, calculates the
| location and movement of an object interrupting the beam and enables
| the system to allow a basic interaction with projected content.

Jeff Han's Research Ripped by Microsoft Surface?

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| Jeff Han, consulting research scientist for NYU's Department of
| Computer Science, developed a multi-touch interactive graphical
| interface, which he presented at the TED conference over a year
| ago. His research turned into its own company, Perceptive Pixel.
| Now it seems Microsoft completely ripped the idea and created
| Microsoft Surface.

Compiz-Fusion Community News for February 9, 2008: KDE 4 is in. *

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| The changes have taken place due to our community and our very own onestone
| who has added a slew of KDE 4 composite features to Compiz. Some highlights
| this week are: *
| * * * KDE 4 Window decorator plasma integration
| * * * Show Mouse, and Area-Based maginification through the mag plugin
| * * * Wiimote integration
| * * * True blending of wallpapers and cubecaps