Posted by: kurtsh | April 23, 2007

DOWNLOAD: “UniveRSS”… a WPF-based RSS-reader for Windows Vista

This is an interesting “three dimensional RSS Reader” called UniveRSS for Windows Vista that was featured back during the betas of WPF. It links off the feeds you’ve subscribed to in Internet Explorer 7.0. What makes this interesting is that it’s a fully 3D application with Z axis controls that your mouse manages, however the entire thing is less than 300k in size. (When was the last time you had a graphical application that was only 300k?) Again, most of the software is in the operating system.

The folks at the Panel took it down but it’s been reposted elsewhere. In any case, it’s a pretty neat demonstration of what’s possible using the graphics engine under Windows Vista – although I wish there were more of these demos available because we seem to be lacking commercial software that takes advantage of our presentation engine outside of “Texas Hold’em Poker”.

Note:  The photo doesn’t do it justice.  It’s truly a dazzling display of full motion 3D graphics.

To install, simply click on the link below:


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