You have to see this....

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Chico3001, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Chico3001 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2006
  2. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
  3. auyongtc macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Eye candy is one thing - but what about productivity?
    Not forgetting smudges too on the screen, and probably cost a bomb to convert my 24" widescreen to a touchscreen
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
  5. radiantm3 macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2005
    San Jose, CA
    I doubt it's fake. XGL is real and touch screen capabilities have been available for years. Just put 1 and 1 together.

    What I find humorous is how all the linux fanboys think XGL is so superior to apple's quartz extreme and claim it's more productive, yet not one demo shows superior productivity. It's all pointless eye candy that kills productivity because you'll be stretching windows around all day for entertainment value. Very cool, but very useless judging by all the demo videos I've seen.
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004
    Some of the hand - graphics sync seems too far out!
    The graphics seem to pre-empt the hand a few times.
  7. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Dont you just hate it when people touch your screen?
  8. calculus Guest


    Dec 12, 2005
  9. MrSmith macrumors 68040


    Nov 27, 2003
    Sometimes even reaching for the mouse seems a nuisance. Having to keep reaching across to the screen would be a royal pain. Especially to drag across one of those 30-inch jobs. And what is it with jelly windows? And imagine how the fingerprints would look on a black screensaver :eek: All in all, not very practical.
  10. Lau Guest

    One thing this sort of thing would let you do is use two hands — e.g lift up a window with one, and pick up a file from underneath with another. Whether this is any better than say Expose and worth the expense of a touch screen I don't know though. :p
  11. qtip919 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2002
    lets I need to take my hands off of my mouse or keyboard and raise them up to the screen and do this? If you're like me and you have a corner of the screen dedicated to this, there is no way this poses an advantage.
  12. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    His right arm seems a lot hairier than the left.
  13. Tymmz macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2005
    It's all about a daedalian implementation.

    I'm sure Apple and Microsoft play with similar toys.
  14. Lebowski macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
    seems like the hand movements are way too slow.... as in, trying to match the movements of the wireless mouse his buddy is working.....

    cute though. ill stick to a wacom and mouse.
  15. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I agree to all that say XGL is more about eyecandy than productivity.

    To all who say its fake though... huh? How? XGLs been able to do that stuff for awhile now.
  16. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2005
    I don't really get how this is useful in any way... neat I suppose..

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