I’m not sure where I stand on “3D’ing” the desktop on my computer. I used BumpTop for a month or so, and I love the functionality but honestly it almost feels as though my screen took a step closer to ‘cubicle farm’ and I’m not sure what I think of that. Maybe some Natal magic interface dust will be what I need to really get into 3D UI spaces in the future. In the meantime, How-To Geek has a post on how to setup the latest 3D desktop app, T3Desk.
Windows enter 3D by right clicking on the minimize buttons, with Vista and Windows 7 it leverages the graphics of Aero for nice eye-candy transparent window effects. One thing I do really like about T3 is that all applications you minimize are grouped together in the T3 icon in the taskbar (Win7). Ultimately the staying power will depend on each user’s needs. It’s a free app though and it appears to work with 64-bit systems so if you’re into 3D displays give it a try.