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BumpTop Makes Desktops Exciting Again

February 12th, 2009 No comments

Windows based operating systems have always had such a boring desktop experience.  Just a background with a bunch of scattered icons.  Surprisingly enough, this has not changed either from Windows 95 all the way to the beast called Vista.  No one has any great expectations for the highly anticipated Windows 7 either.

Photo by:  Kriston Lewis

Photo by: Kriston Lewis

Those who use Mac operating systems get to have a little bit more fun, but not much.  Rather than scattered icons on a background, Apple users get a background with a cool icon toolbar at the bottom.  Sometimes the icons bounce when they are clicked on.  At this point, OSX is what life on the edge is like in the world of desktops.

Photo by: BeauGiles

Photo by: BeauGiles

A little program called BumpTop is out to change it all.  BumpTop is an interactive desktop which functions much like your workdesk does.  Icons can be tossed around, organized in stacks, posted on the wall, and even crumpled into balls and thrown around.  Check out the screenshot of BumpTop below, or click to listen to BumpTop founder’s explanation and presentation at TED.

Photo by: Pat2001

Photo by: Pat2001