Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Apr 2011 22:13 UTC
KDE New open source projects have been launched by KDE developers aimed at bringing a consistent user interface across a varied of touch screen interfaces like tablets and entertainment devices and take data integration to a new level. The new Plasma Active and Contour projects were developed to offer a new user experience for tablets, smartphones and set top boxes.
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by Moochman on Wed 13th Apr 2011 23:20 UTC
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I'm being negative, I know, but did they test this thing with real users, or is it just some developer's dream vision? This UI looks finicky, it's got tons of hidden control points (e.g. flicking with a small gesture outside of the primary icon area, slow dragging from an invisible area on the right side of the screen, dragging an arrow-shaped thingy to the left to open groups) and confusing multiple ways of representing things (cover-flow/stack view vs. icon group window view thingy). Very skeptical.... Sorry.

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