SphereXP is a 3D desktop anhancement for Microsoft Windows XP. In their words, it takes “the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own level. It offers a new way to organize objects on the desktop such as icons and applications.” Check the videos and screenshots to get the idea. [Servers seem to be down due to a Slashdot effect]
While I’m very much in favor of new interface designs that help us break from the strict hierarchy of a traditional file tree structure (which GUI doesn’t really accomplish), this solution seems more like eye candy than any paradigm shift. Reminds me, too, of Sun’s Project Looking Glass.