As if Exposé hadn’t already convinced us that a system-wide hardware accelerated GUI is a Seriously Good Thing, The IconFactory’s latest gizmo xScope hammers home the point that systemwide transparency support is Oh So Ludicrously Cool. We’ve seen on-screen rulers before, but this is ridiculous.

Mac users: download, play, join me in wishing you had a big web design project to do just so you could use this stuff in anger. Windows users: sorry, you’ll have to wait for Longhorn in 2006 or so before you get things like this.

Was that smug? That sounded a little smug. Sorry.

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