Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

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The devil is in the details, of course, but from a quick look, Ion isn't all that different from NVidia's nView (configurable desktops, gridded management, dialogue control, hotkeys, gestures, etc).

(ATI and Matrox have similar tools for their hardware).
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by Fredrik Lundh