So, we all get that the next version of all operating systems will have some kind of 3D interface. Windows Vista, OSX, and Linux are all vying for that next level of usability.
But I’ve got to say that the demo put out by Novell for using XGL on a Linux desktop takes the cake. These guys have not just made it 3D (for the sake of it), but they have made it eye-poppingly beautiful, yet extremely usable.
Don’t underestimate this. Combined with Wine, it makes Linux a viable option on the desktop.