Inara Pey of Modem World and Daniel Voyager have a first look at the new SL Viewer 3 user interface, which was added as a user-accessible Beta candidate on the 18th, and which Linden CEO Rod Humble promises to be "glorious". Gone is the much-hated, behemoth right sidebar; instead there are elegant icon buttons on the bottom and the left, with notifications on the top right. Definitely a big improvement over Viewer 2, though it still doesn't look mass market friendly enough to me. For one I think the UI icons could be much larger and more colorful. Overall I'm still waiting to see a big, paradigm-shifting change worthy of the word "paradigm". (Or for that matter, glorious.) Hopefully we see more iterations before this becomes the official viewer. Meantime, read more about it here.