Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Jan 2009 12:11 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Currently, NVIDIA is really missing out on the netbook market, which is dominated by all-Intel platform designs. NVIDIA has finally woken up to this reality, and the outspoken cofounder, president, and CEO of NVIDIA, Jen-Hsun Huang, has launched an all-out campaign to promote his company's Ion platform - and he isn't shy of flinging some poo to Intel and netbooks in general.
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RE[2]: great!
by bornagainenguin on Thu 29th Jan 2009 18:34 UTC in reply to "RE: great!"
bornagainenguin
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apoclypse speculated...

It may also force better, more uer friendly interface design and concepts due to the lack of screen realestate.


That would be a great thing if it happened! Or at the very least have applications and desktop environment programmers write their code in such a manner that they are capable of scaling much like many webpages are capable of doing. To me that's one of the biggest issues when it comes to using a netbook device.

On my ASUS EeePC 901 I am able to mitigate the situation slightly by installing the Compact theme for Gnome, the nosquint and Tiny Menu extensions for Firefox, and doing some fiddling with the fonts--but having application developers take screen sizes into account when doing layout would be a real improvement!

--bornagainpenguin

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