Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

3D Desktop Effects

Useful
29% (83 votes)
Pretty
47% (134 votes)
Waste
23% (66 votes)
Total votes: 283

Why Waste?

We have such fast computers these days, so I guess we may as well waste our clock cycles on things like a 3D desktop. Personally, I prefer no desktop at all.

re: Why Waste?

Choice is a beautiful thing. Smile

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

re: 3D Desktop Effects

I've yet to see a single usability report come out with facts showing a 3D UI is more effective at ANYTHING (on any platform).

I'll save my clock cycles for something more useful.

Can be useful

Depends on what 3D Desktop effects you're talking about. Zooming is quite nice and I could see it being quite useful to a lot of people. Wobbly windows on the other hand fall under pretty until you get annoyed and turn it off.

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: Gaming

Leftovers: Software

today's howtos

ACPI, kernels and contracts with firmware

This ends up being a pain in the neck in the x86 world, but it could be much worse. Way back in 2008 I wrote something about why the Linux kernel reports itself to firmware as "Windows" but refuses to identify itself as Linux. The short version is that "Linux" doesn't actually identify the behaviour of the kernel in a meaningful way. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the kernel can deal with buffers being passed when the spec says it should be a package. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS knows how to deal with an HPET. "Linux" doesn't tell you whether the OS can reinitialise graphics hardware. Read more