On 13 Dec 2010, at 22:35, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 12:39 PM, Glen Gray <slaine at slaine.org> wrote:
> I've an iPad and I love it. But I'm an Apple fan boi supposedly so that probably isn't the product you wanted to hear about.
>> For linux based tabs there's nothing much out there at the moment beyond the WeTab which is loosely based of an early MeeGo snap shot, I've not heard much about it. I don't consider Android tablets to be Linux tablets, because they don't have a GNU/Linux runtime. You might feel different about that
>> Isn't that because the current GNU/Linux runtimes aren't really suitable for such devices ? I love rxvt to bits, but not on a device without a keyboard.
>Indeed and I'm not one of these people that wants to be able to run OpenOffice on my mobile phone. But the UX doesn't have to be some fvwm95 thing from the 90's just because it's based on a GNU/Linux runtime. I think webOS has shown that you can have a visually rich mobile UX on standard GNU/Linux (Palms hardware and execution aside, by all accounts webOS is a fine OS and UX).
I'm also a MeeGo fanboi too supposedly and I think they'll come out with some good stuff. I love the Netbook UX based on Clutter.
slaine at slaine.org
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