Software developer Stardock has unveiled its plans for DesktopX 3.
Once Longhorn nears release, the company plans to swap the underlying code to be XAML and .NET based and will fully support Microsoft Code-name Longhorn.
Stardocks CEO, Brad Wardell, said in a statement to Neowin, "We're hoping that DesktopX Pro will open the door for a lot of new developers who want to create visually exciting, useful software without having to spend weeks trying to figure out how to do alpha blending and skinning and other things to make their programs stand out from the crowd."
DesktopX 3 will be released on March 1, 2005 and will be available primarily in 3 flavors:
Stardock will also have DesktopX Enterprise 3.0 available later this Spring that will enable companies who want to build branded, secure desktops to export desktops with desktop security features.
Existing users of DesktopX 2.x will receive a free upgrade to the corresponding version of DesktopX 3.
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