Take a leap into the future...

So the MetroUI is awesome on a tablet/phone but I could never see me using it on a real computer without pulling my hair out.  Several different Linux Windows Managers seem to be heading down the same path.  It has been my opinion for some time that no matter who is doing it, it sucks.  Then I saw the Leap Motion interface.  It’s basically the Kinect for your computer but far more accurate.  It has sub millimeter accuracy and can track all 10 fingers at once just like most modern touch screens.  Unlike touch screens though this works in 3 dimensions.   The best part is that it will sell for only $70 and it comes out this winter.  They are working on Linux, MacOSX and Windows drivers concurrently.

 

The question we want to know the answer to is whether this is the next evolution in User Interfaces.  Will this be how we replace the mouse/touch pad?

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.