Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Sep 2010 20:41 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Who says the open source and Free software world only copy but never innovate? Over at Canonical's design blog - you know, the company which does nothing for the Linux world *cough* - someone named Christian Giordano has shared some ideas about how Ubuntu - and therefore, the rest of the Linux world - could make use of hardware sensors to better serve its users. Pretty interesting stuff.
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RE[2]: hmm
by Moredhas on Mon 20th Sep 2010 21:55 UTC in reply to "RE: hmm"
Moredhas
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The full screen notifications when you're away seem cool. Some of these things are only ideas for what one would do with sensory input on computers. The truly groundbreaking uses, or more realistically, the "killer app" will probably come after the implementation. We've already "solved" the problem of how to interact with computers, but why not toy with a better solution? Sometimes reinventing the wheel is the right thing to do. You wouldn't want a great big wooden wheel from a horse drawn carriage to be used on a train. A better example, who could possibly want an mp3 player? People can listen to music on the go with a cassette walkman.

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