View Full Version : "Real Desktop" - Does something similar exist for Linux?

August 21st, 2007, 11:11 PM
I just stumbled upon this (http://www.real-desktop.de/English/index.htm). Its a 3d Desktop for Windows that presents you a "real" Desktop and all the files on your desktop lie as little tiles on your desktop. Its kinda hard to explain. So just check out their screenshots (http://www.real-desktop.de/English/Screenshots.htm).

They also got a video of it. You can find that here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aachrnkf0Qc&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ereal%2Ddesktop%2Ede%2FEngl ish%2FProduct%2Ehtm)

So Im curious if theres something similar for Linux.

August 21st, 2007, 11:13 PM
Er, I think BumpTop is for Linux...
no idea...

November 5th, 2007, 09:48 AM

Will you support Windows/Mac/Linux? Won't this just make things more messy? Why are there no filenames on the icons? How does BumpTop open application windows? You might find your answer in the FAQ [Coming Soon].

Doesn't seem to say what OS the BumpTop is for...

But I'm wondering, too - is there a working version for Linux/Ubuntu out there already?

November 5th, 2007, 09:59 AM
who knows...
we might not have anything much like this yet... at least something that is in working condition.
but if windows can do it you know someones gonna tear it apart till it works here too sooner or later.

November 5th, 2007, 12:32 PM
someone else posted that before i think. who the hell wants to see their desktop like that? what a fricking mess.

November 5th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Yeah, there've been a couple of threads for it in UbuntuForums.

And hey, I like mess. I can actually find stuff when it looks like that, as opposed to when I spend time organizing in reallife.

November 5th, 2007, 04:54 PM
I think such stuff are a terrible waste of resources, unless you have just bought that 5000 latest alienware pc. But even then I wouldn't do that to my pc. Installing such desktop enhancements I mean.

November 5th, 2007, 04:58 PM
I've seen it before
It's a resource hog and actually not that cool

November 5th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Oh noes Linux is obsolete now. :popcorn:

Don't worry, it looks like a future Compiz Fusion plugin. :):mad:

November 5th, 2007, 06:13 PM
Additonally, it's a concept and not something that's in production, much less ready for the general public to use.

I also think that it's an interesting concept but a usability nightmare. There'd have to be some kind of revolution in OS design to make that a viable system.

November 5th, 2007, 06:17 PM
I used it, after bashing prematurely in the Cafe. It is not unusable, and is in fact, quite easy and handy to use. The videos play with its features, so it looks like a nightmare, but using it is easy.

I use Fluxbox, and have no icons, panels or anything on the desktop, and a 2d black/white theme, so I am an extreme minimalist, but if one likes a desktop with icons, Real desktop is worth trying.

November 5th, 2007, 07:05 PM
Dude, I am with you there. Now if only my mother understood that... ;)

November 5th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Real men don't use Real Desktops.

November 5th, 2007, 08:40 PM
Are you also talking about what's called a "living" desktop?

November 5th, 2007, 11:31 PM
Based on a quick Google search, no.

A "Real Desktop" is one where the icons can be moved around, thrown, stacked, etc, similar to how you can move papers around on a desk in reallife.

Oh, and.. How would this be a resource hog, but Beryl/Compiz Fusion not? ;)

May 1st, 2009, 09:50 PM
is there still no "bumptop", "Real Desktop", "3D Desktop" available for linux?

June 16th, 2009, 03:55 PM
i wonder the same thing