So i decided i should test the new Firefox with the infamous tag candy extension. I got a test version from Aza Raskins site, and booted it up. In the start it looks like the ordinary Firefox, until you press ctrl + space. Then you enter something like Expo for Compiz in Firefox. And with a few tabs, you can get it to look something like this:
What can i say? It looks pretty sweet, but it's just a new way of arranging tabs. For the windows user or perhaps the mac user witch, lets face it, doesn't really have good window managers for heavy multitasking, this might be a good turn of events. But for the rest of us, opening 2 or more browser windows would do just about the same trick, and would probably save us a click. Also, 30 tabs? Who can honestly say they need that? IMO Bookmarks will do just as good, and save space.
There are other big ideas for this platform, but i feel a lot of them are to big to be implemented on top of Firefox. And a lot of these ideas requires a lot of other functionality (like coop mode needs chat of some sort) to really make it worth while. Perhaps we are looking at a new WM for Linux? Or perhaps gnome-shell will take up on some of the ideas. But overall, i think this idea is for the windows/mac user who can't organize his or her own workspace.