[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD 8.1 RC1 - thoughts and ideas
mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Wed Jul 7 13:52:42 PDT 2010
On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:
> On 07/07/2010 16:28, finid at linuxbsdos.com wrote:
>> There will always be the desktop, but at some point, it will, in the
>> jargon of evolutionary biology, become a peripheral isolate. The future is
>> in mobile devices, and thanks to major players like Google, intel and
>> Nokia, it's all gonna revolve around Linux (Android, MeeGo, Linaro and a
>> bunch of other spinoffs). Even the traditional desktop, or what remains of
>> it, will be touch-capable.
>> How are we going to evolve?
>> Fini D.
> Once I can get my hands on some touch-screen capable hardware I would love
> to start implementing touch support. We already have "xvkbd" for keyboard
> input, the only real challenge is going to be getting the touch drivers
> working. There aren't a ton of touch-screen desktop devices out there just
> yet, although the archos 9 looks neat. Its fast enough to run PC-BSD and may
> look good with the KDE netbook interface. I agree that we need to evolve as
> well, and touch support will probably be an important feature in the next
> several years.
> Who's going to send me one?? :)
> Kris Moore
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I'll trade one for one of those iXSystems laptops ;)
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