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Re: GNU/Linux Tablets Coming

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____/ Homer on Tuesday 30 Aug 2011 20:07 : \____

> Verily I say unto thee that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> The hammer vs. screwdriver metaphor is an excellent one. But I guess
>> that, for some purposes, it is useful to have an environment that can
>> easily be adjusted to phones, overhead screens, and 22-inch monitors.
>> It's achievable, but it makes life hard for developers. See what iOS
>> developers say about their iPhone apps that scale *very* badly (coarse
>> resolution) on the iPad.
>> To unify UIs you need to also unify form factors, which is a
>> non-starter.
> A single UI that limits the experience on one type of device, for the
> sake of "unifying" it with the experience on an altogether different
> type of device, is all well and good for those who are happy to accept
> that compromise, /if/ there are alternatives for those who aren't.
> Fortunately Free Software facilitates those choices, which is why it's
> both futile and antithetical to advocate unification. By all means let's
> offer additional choices, as long as they don't seek to exclude others.

Linux is built to support a lot of hardware, unlike OS X. It would
not be natural for Linux to have just one UI for ALL hardware.

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		~~ Best of wishes

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