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[2]: what a bad UI
by marcp on Sun 20th Jun 2010 07:05 UTC in reply to "RE: what a bad UI"
marcp
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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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RE[4]: what a bad UI
by marcp on Sun 20th Jun 2010 08:04 in reply to "RE[3]: what a bad UI"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

That's what I thought.

Anyways - we seem to agree that this UI isn't good only for some appliances and only for some specific demands. For a regular user it would be probobly just fine, but for someone [like me] who likes to use term on such devices ... well, this UI seems to be a bad choice.
It's good that we can always replace this OS with another one. I - for example - used to run OpenBSD and Arch Linux on top of Lenovo IdeaPad S10 and it was much better than any MeeGo, at least for me ;)

"Those autohide when you are using an application."


Oh, I didn't know that. Sounds cool.

Edited 2010-06-20 08:05 UTC

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