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Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 17:24:10 -0400
From: Mark Simko
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Maybe its because lindows just sucked
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> Getting rid of the damn mouse and making a truly interactive computing
> environment has been a business need for almost a decade that nobody has
> had insentive to develop. These systems are CRAP. CRAP CRAP CRAP.
So use a touchscreen. That has nothing to do with the os and everything
to do with the hardware. There are also trackballs. The mouse works very
well for most people, but there are alternatives.
> I send all day destroying my wrist on computers that are no better
> than a damn 1970 Xerox Park machine for processing over 1000 medical data points
> a day. This stuff is CRAP.
That's just hardware. Besides, well thought out user interfaces provide
keyboard alternatives to the mouse.
> > OpenOffice must be windows compatible for market penetration. Without
> > compatibility, it will sink below the waves.
> Not at all. Stupid word processors still drop you idiot reports on a
> file instead of a real database. They SUCK and we can do much better.
Most situations require files. Database document storage would complicat
things unnecessarily, in most cases. However, if you need an application
for document storage, you could use a document management system, or
adapt a content management system.
> And just try to tilt your monitor like a real notpad, or even better, just
> pick up the whole monitor/input device and put it on your lap or walk with
> it down the hall.
I have a tablet pc for that. These are hardware issues. The hardware
exists. Development has been spurred by demand. But, if there ain't no
dollars there, don't expect this stuff to miraculously appear.
> Word processors are also still are bounded to a single machines.
So then you want a web app. Oh, with desktop features in the browser.
Ah, that's why they try to do it.
> > They are waiting for a true business case with realizable roi.
> Bullshit. They aren't investing a nickle into the front end. They
> want to sell only big iron. They have NO desire to complete, and frankly
> wouldn't know how to.
Because they don't see profit there! No business case!
> > > Why isn't Thea being pushed? Who is marking it?
> > > Better yet, why are we stuffing X11 functionality into the damn web browser?
> > >
> > For available anywhere apps. But ultimately for recurring revenue.
> Because they don't have X11. They don't even UNDERSTAND X11.
If most users aren't using X11, where is the profit in developing for
> When I see remote icons bolted to the desktop which are actually
> widgets running on a remote blade server running across the city
> and only displayed on your local X11 server and which popping up
> remote running applications through a VPN connection
> using your local X11 window manager of choice, that interfaces with
> a touch screen and can take basic voice commands then I'll KNOW
> that they are finally getting it.
Those are made. Marketed to healthcare industry.
> Integrate a Telephony application,
Do that on the server (It is a thin client)
> voice recording,
> journalling logs,
What does that mean. Sounds like a web app.
> biometeric identification,
fingerprint scanner? Can that be a usb plugin? Say, for retinal scans?
Account and budgeting package,
On a tablet? What the hell for? Those are applications for the desktop.
BTW, those can be done as web apps.
a simple alarm clock...all running from on the server
> side and you will BURY microsoft.
Without good marketing, it'll just flounder and die. Nothing sells
itself. Not in the real world.
> People buy crap because they don't have a clue about what is possible. They
> think the IPOD is a revolution.
They buy crap because it is available, affordable, and it fulfills a
desire, or promises to do so. Then they find out about drm, and still
can't tear themselves away from it.