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moblin2 WM

Posted May 28, 2009 7:45 UTC (Thu) by zdzichu (subscriber, #17118)
Parent article: Activities and the move to context-oriented desktops

Recently released Moblin2 beta has WM which emphasise concept of desktop/activities. How "zones" compare to GNOME & KDE approaches?

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moblin2 WM

Posted May 28, 2009 11:14 UTC (Thu) by nedrichards (subscriber, #23295) [Link]

Zones are not places that you go to. They do not persist. They are created and destroyed on demand as you open and close applications or drag and drop them between zones. Zones are to allow you to fully focus on what you're doing right now and then really quickly switch to doing something else.

It's a concept designed specifically for the constraints of netbooks, particularly resolution and screen size and as such it may not work as well on much larger desktop or laptop screens.

Disclosure: I work on Moblin at Intel.

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