Windows DreamScene - Animated Wallpaper for an Ultimate Extra
Posted 08 January 2007 - 01:39 PM
Windows DreamScene is an animated wallpaper technology that plays high-definition video content as your wallpaper. The key ability of it is that it can do so without using significant amounts of CPU (basically the decoding of the video is the only real CPU use involved). The animation itself is run through the hardware accelerated DWM.
Windows Vista Ultimate users will be able to download additional content through Microsoft as well as through a new site called Dream.WinCustomize.com. The site will include new content, tools, and enhancements to Windows DreamScene.
Posted 13 January 2007 - 03:39 AM
I'll guarantee that some guy will port this to other OS distro
And how are they gonna do that without the 3d desktop?
Oh definitely. But isn't there, like, a hundred animated wallpaper programs? Freeze.com has one. M$ is a bit late for that. But I actually approve M$ for making it an Ultimate Extra (remember, the marketing!!) though there should be a few more to justify the "Extras". Or release it under a future version of Microsoft Plus!