Dricot: A freasy future for GNOME
Posted Aug 12, 2012 9:25 UTC (Sun) by rahvin
In reply to: Dricot: A freasy future for GNOME
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On future touch screen laptops (and desktops!), Shell will be quite nice, and it surely will work on tablets (once they fix the applications).
Seriously? There are no future touch screen laptops and desktops. I mean that 100% seriously. Tell you what, extend your arms out in front of you to touch your desktop screen. Now maintain that position for a full 8 hours and try to get work done. That means do what you do for a living, if that's coding write code for 8 hours using a touch screen virtual keyboard.
Anyone that can make that comment isn't doing anything with their computer but watching movies or entertainment. That's where touchscreens work. Near zero input and limited control of the software. People don't use touchscreen tablets to get work done except in the most fringe area where its a peripheral for information dispersal and possibly for things like photo retouching. I'm never going to use a touchscreen in a 2 monitor CADD environment. Keyboards and mice are the culmination of nearly 40 years of innovation in the most effective way to input information into a computer.
Touch screens have their place on information dispersal devices, they don't have a place at all where you are trying to get real work done. I wager you put a touch screen in a workplace and you are going to have a repetitive strain injury epidemic and cut productivity by 90%. Its not going to happen. Tabelts aren't the future of computing unless your future involves you only using computers to disperse entertainment. Don't drink the Apple Koolaide, tablets are luxury computing devices that will never replace real computers.
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