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Re: GNU/Linux Tablets Coming

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____/ bbgruff on Tuesday 30 Aug 2011 17:44 : \____

> On Tuesday 30 August 2011 16:55 Hardon wrote:
>> On Tue, 30 Aug 2011 12:06:37 +0100, bbgruff wrote:
>>> Ah - but for Ubuntu tablets, Linux will need a new GUI.  It would be
>>> nice if that UI could be used on both tablets (touch/gestures),
>>> *and* on desktops - e.g. a docked tablet, using a K/B and mouse or
>>> touchpad.
>>> In other words, we (Linux) need a unified interface.  Perhaps, when
>>> somebody dreams it up, we could have a competition to name it?
>>> I vote that we call it Unity.
>> I've played with ubuntu's unity a bit. Didn't like it for a desktop UI
>> but I could see it being quite nice on a tablet. Perhaps ubuntu are
>> ahead of the curve. Choice is starting to raise its magnificent head
>> when it comes to smart devices. :-)
> Same for me - tried Unity for an hour or two, and thought "so what - and why
> all the time and effort?"
> Now I'm seeing it in a different light.
> As you say, probably quite nice on a tablet.  While running on the tablet,
> dock the tablet, and either continue in Unity, or swap to "Classic" mode?
> Roy started all this by referring to "a fully functional Ubuntu-powered
> tablet computer".
> Maybe Mark Shuttleworth knows what he's doing? :-)

He can make money by preloading on tablets. On the desktop it's a kickbacks game.
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