Windlight Version of Second Life Worth a Look
By Danaf-Oracle on Mar 16, 2008
We had some time to work on a port of Linden Labs latest viewer, code named Windlight. It is now available as a first look release, version 1.19.1.x. Though there are still a few minor issues on the Solaris port, the graphics are fantastic. Here's a shot from the Solaris version of 18.104.22.168 from a private Sun island. Notice the clouds, water, and surface textures. They're getting more and more life like!
As soon as he's worked out the kinks Dana will be posting the patches for the Solaris version of the Windlight viewer so that others can make it available outside Sun. Watch Dana's Blog for details.
If you have a good graphics card on your system, install 1.19.1.x, pull up the Preferences, click Graphics, and either adjust the slider towards Ultra or click Custom and play with the knobs.