[clug] Tablets: predictable, but...

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 21:54:26 MST 2011

On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM, Daniel Pittman <daniel at rimspace.net> wrote:

> The real question, to my mind, is "why would you want to do that",
> given how poorly desktop software maps to a touch interface and how
> annoying virtual keyboards are to work on.

Quite. So I guess the question I should have been asking is, are the
distros going to adapt rapidly into the notepad and screen-only niche
as the hardware seems to be, or will they just relax comfortably in
the domain of the laptop, desktop and keycap?

Not a stay-awake-at-night issue, but I am curious... :)


true confession time: I have been using a *cough* iPad a lot recently.
Great form factor, perfect in many situations, perhaps a little big;
just wish it had Linux and an accessible file system on it. :(

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