Linked by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 15th Aug 2010 18:31 UTC
KDE KDE reaches out to another device form factor. Plasma's plugin-based design is at work again, after launching KDE special netbook interface. This time around, the KDE team presents its Plasma Tablet interface.
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UI Reuse? Bad Idea
by tony on Mon 16th Aug 2010 03:55 UTC
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Hopefully they can get the speed to where it's usable (as shown would drive me nuts after about 2 minute).

It looks like they aren't making the same mistake as Microsoft, in trying to graft a touch screen interface onto their existing apps. That typically ends up as a badly done skin, and then you drop right into the Win32 API with its mouse-specific interface.

Usability is a bit of a concern, only because open source doesn't have the greatest track record for making interfaces that aren't terrifying to the general public (Microsoft does only slightly better). Android is the best at that in the open source world.

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