[Linux4christians] Linux on Tablet PC's
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Tue Sep 28 21:45:50 EDT 2010
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 17:18, Eddy Martin <hpp3 at lavabit.com> wrote:
> On 09/28/2010 02:11 PM, pastordavid at bibleseven.com wrote:
>> There are a couple of open-source OSX-friendly downloads here:
>> I just purchased a Samsung NB30 netbook on sale. It does everything
>> that a laptop does (including a camera) plus is small and light. What
>> does the proprietary and very-limitd iPad offer that the netbook does
> I have not yet understood the hype about tablet devices.
> I think the move to touch-input devices is going to be the big shift in the
> near future.
> With all the gadgets coming out that sport touchscreens I think it's
> inevitable that interface design will move in that direction.
> Imagine, completely customizable controls that don't require designing and
> implementing a new keyboard, keypad, bank of switches or some other
> interface, just build it as a GUI and pop it up on the touchscreen!
> I think tablet devices are simply coal in the steam engine down that track.
Touch screen controls have been common for at least 15 years in the
electrical controls industry. I worked in a shop, where that was all they
installed. They became popular, because they can be a sealed unit, and
won't allow any of the food stuffs or manufacturing debris of a factory to
get in the controls. One of their customers preferred it so much, that they
had them create a reporting console to generate reports for the foreman,
instead of them going to the data collection computer with a keyboard and
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