My 1st experiance with Looking Glass
I've only just found this amazing looking idea and couldn't wait to try it. Here's my specs:
CPU: Intel 3.4GHz duel 2
MB: Gigabyte Duel PCI-E (can't remember exact model number)
GPU: GeForce 8800GTS (320Mb) 600MHz
RAM: Crucial Balistic 2Gb (matched 1Gb pair) @ 677MHz
O/S: Win XP Pro 32b sp2
Default screen res: 1680x1200 32bit on CRT
I managed to download (via Firefox) and install with no problems, then after clicking the launch shortcut from the Start menu the program launched it's command window after about 6 or 7 seconds. Then a further 5 or 6 secs later the window opened (after allowing through Zone Alarm) in a reduced size. I then made the window full screen and started to play.
My first impressions are very interesting and impressed. The graphics looked a little graining, prob due to my high desktop screen res and the windows moved and opened a little jirky, but I guess I am kinda running 2 O/S's at the same time.
If this application could ever run full MS Windows compatibility then I am 100% sold. This looks far superior to that tame offering from Mr Gates and has much more potential for future developement and intergration due to it's Open Source nature, but you lot already know this.....
I can't wait to try out a full running version on my testing laptop, hopefully with some applications that run on it to try out REAL multitasking with different programs.
Top marks for an innovative and well thought out idea........