Mandriva has announced the availability of a new live CD edition with a unique 3D desktop environment - Mandriva One 2007 "Metisse":
"Metisse is a window manager developed by the In Situ project. Available under the General Public Licence exclusively for Linux, Metisse differs from a classic 3D desktop ('the cube') in the way that it offers innovative windows interactions, thus enforcing work efficiency."
Originally released to the members of the Mandriva Club only, the CD image with GNOME and Metisse is now available for free download from Mandriva mirrors.
The two-fold desktop
Metisse is a window manager developped by the In Situ project. Available under the GPL Licence and in exclusivity for Mandriva Linux, Metisse differs from a classic 3D desktop ("the cube") in the way that it offers innovative windows interactions, thus enforcing work efficiency. The copy-paste feature is the most easy and amazing example of Metisse full power.
Increase Depth Perception
Metisse is not only visually impressive. It also allows us to imagine news ways of interaction with machines. "Metisse allows anyone to discover, right now, what will be the next steps in Linux Desktop evolution. And that's exciting!" says Frédéric Crozat, Senior GNOME Developer at Mandriva. Mouse-clicking has never been that interesting.