Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:03 UTC, submitted by Rohan Pearce
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I recently got to spend some time with MeeGo, an Intel-sponsored Linux distribution designed for netbooks and other mobile devices (such as Nokia's extra-geeky N900 smartphone). I tested MeeGo on a Lenovo IdeaPad S10 netbook and I was extremely impressed.
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RE: what a bad UI
by vivainio on Sun 20th Jun 2010 06:28 UTC in reply to "what a bad UI"
vivainio
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2008-12-26


I didn't buy it to use it as a calculator on the steroids ... really.


Actually, these interfaces (at least the meego one) expose more power than typical gnome desktop. What you are missing out on is moving windows around - and is that really something you want to do on a netbook?

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RE[2]: what a bad UI
by marcp on Sun 20th Jun 2010 07:05 in reply to "RE: what a bad UI"
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2007-11-23

You know, I would reply with the question: "would you accept this kind of UI on your regular PC or notebook?"

It might be the matter of taste only, but I also think that this UI is not a functional one. Huge buttons layout takes much of the netbook's screen tiny space.

Anyways - I just prefer to have things organized in my way, and just like in any other PC I use - whether it's notebook or netbook. For the same reason I can't accept most palmtop's UI's, like iPhone, Android, etc.

Regards

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RE[3]: what a bad UI
by vivainio on Sun 20th Jun 2010 07:12 in reply to "RE[2]: what a bad UI"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

You know, I would reply with the question: "would you accept this kind of UI on your regular PC or notebook?"

Probably not, as having windows maximized would be overkill on my 24" monitor. Probably the same on my 14" laptop screen.

I also tend to have tons of xterms open for non-netbook stuff, so this paradigm wouldn't fly well there. I hardly ever use terminals on my netbook though - only when apt-getting, basically.

It might be the matter of taste only, but I also think that this UI is not a functional one. Huge buttons layout takes much of the netbook's screen tiny space.

Those autohide when you are using an application.

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