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Touch - An Evolutionary Start by Ubuntu
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scsijon

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 03:24    Post subject:  

gcmartin wrote:

Anyone remember the LED-watches?


Yes, I brought one while in England, as a present for my then 'girlfriend' back in late 1976. Cost the earth, was hard to read, went through batteries, and she was asked to remove it in a theatre once as you couldn't turn it off since it turned itself on when it got dark and it was distracting others.

Nice idea though.

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tlchost

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 05:27    Post subject: What We Need  

We need a new version of puppy that will replace the button hook and buggy whips.
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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 16:59    Post subject:  

"New version of ...."

Looking at @ETP's Metro interface for his BluePUP and its desktop, this distro would be a rather simple and easy transistion for a Windows8 user coming into Puppyland with all-in-one PC/laptop with touch ability. Watched a seminar presenter over the weekend using a 19-inch Dell as a tablet. This peaks interest and certainly could attract some newbie adventurers other than those of us who already have a touch PC.

LightHouse64 (LH64) was the first PUP to have touch enabled at the time the system booted to desktop. 01Micko was next with his 64bit Slacko64. LH64 advance a new experience with the mouse button defaults in the system when he "switched" what occurs when a mouse button 1 is clicked on the desktop. His LH64 brings the menu for touch application selection. Brilliant!

As the idea of touch may seem "new" to PUPs, it has been available on some PUPs for over 3 years now.

There are, of course, other approaches by other OSes (MACs/Windows) and distros (Ubuntu/Fedora) to the touch experience if no one likes the PUPPY approaches demonstrated by its members, thus far to/for us.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 17:38    Post subject:  

Windows 8 can shove it.

Do you know that my local tech shop is offering downgrades to Win7 for us$75? From what I hear, business hasn't been slow on that front, either.

Windows 8 is the new MS Bob.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 18:17    Post subject:  

Yes, but we are looking for those chaps with all-in-ones/PCs/laptops/Macs/macbooks/etc to join us in the Puppy experience. And we have facilities that will make them happy.

Don't know how many others are interested, but for $75 (US) and the cost of an Win7 MS license, PUPPY users could offer a similar service at a much reduced cost. REMEMBER, ALL of these PC/laptops have 64bit processors and large RAMs yielding some great possibilities with little/no negative impacts. Same for MACs, today.

Let's hope some of our distro developers see some value in making it a little easy to step into Puppyland with the touch PCs/laptops that are sold today. In a classroom, today, 16 of the 17 (by show of hands) advance majors have touch screen PCs/laptops used everyday.

We have pride here, but as @Tlchost shares, something new surely could NOT hurt us. Besides, we really aren't talking about anything new. Its already here in our grasp.

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