Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Dec 2006 22:44 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "The first One Laptop Per Child hardware devices are still months from deployment, but you can sneak a peek at their Sugar desktop environment and bundled applications by running an OS image under an emulator. It's a great way to finally get some hands-on time with this long-anticipated project, even though it's not perfect."
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Usability
by Abdullah on Wed 6th Dec 2006 15:30 UTC
Abdullah
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2005-07-06

The problem with this UI is that it seems that it was designed by coders and PROGRAMMERS, instead of specialist DESIGNERS.

You can tell just by looking at it. It seems very amateur and I don't think it is a good design at all.

Compare it to something like Symbian Techview, which is usable on the same sort of screen sizes, and it seems quite poor.

If you are going to spend millions on R & D and hardware design, why not spend a little bit more and hire some professionals who know what they're doing.

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