Google Acquires 3D Desktop Startup BumpTop

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  1. macrumors 603

    ChazUK

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/google-acquires-3d-desktop-startup-bumptop-2010-5

    Would this be something for ChromeOS? I can't think of any other uses, especially as the seem to be the end for Mac and Windows versions:
    I've tried the free version and it was okay but I don't think I'd have it as a permanent replacement for the default Windows/Mac UI. It will be interesting to see where this goes.
     
  2. macrumors G4

    *LTD*

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    I've been using it off and on for a few months.

    It's alright. Rough around the edges and rather redundant, but maybe Google will make something truly usable out of it.

    Apple's played around with similar ideas in the past via patent applications. Maybe both companies will pursue this sort of 3D paradigm.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Looks to be incredible publicity for Bumptop. It seems many are downloading it before it's gone as I'm presently downloading it at 3-4KB/s.

    LTD, what exactly do you mean by it being redundant? Just that it doesn't add much that's already there in the true desktop?
     
  4. macrumors G4

    *LTD*

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    My full review here:

    http://forums.appleinsider.com/showthread.php?t=107955&highlight=bumptop

    Hope you enjoy it. ;)
     

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