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Preview: Sun Looking Glass

The basic appearance of Looking Glass shows a familiar face that shows similarities to MacOS X and Windows Vista. The thumbnail preview is close to the Flip-3D that Microsoft will introduce with Visa in early 2007. Looking Glass however, showed this idea

The basic appearance of Looking Glass shows a familiar face that shows similarities to MacOS X and Windows Vista. The thumbnail preview is close to the Flip-3D that Microsoft will introduce with Visa in early 2007. Looking Glass however, showed this idea

Windows can be "flipped" to the side to create more room on the desktop without minimizing the window size.

Windows can be "flipped" to the side to create more room on the desktop without minimizing the window size.

Windows can be transparent.

Windows can be transparent.

Another example of transparency.

Another example of transparency.

Probably one of the most useful pictures. Windows can be turned around - the backside can serve as a tool to make notes about a specific document.

Probably one of the most useful pictures. Windows can be turned around - the backside can serve as a tool to make notes about a specific document.

Floating windows.

Floating windows.

Transparency, of course, works also with videos. You can even watch videos from the backside of a window.

Transparency, of course, works also with videos. You can even watch videos from the backside of a window.

Browsing a music collection shows how a 3D desktop can simplify the use of a computer.

Browsing a music collection shows how a 3D desktop can simplify the use of a computer.