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KDE Plasma Active: the Mobile Interface That Works 70 70

jrepin writes "Bruce Byfield is not a fan of interfaces for mobile devices. At best, he finds them clumsy makeshifts, tolerable only because nothing better is available. The only exception is KDE's Plasma Active, which not only works well on tablets, but, with its recently released version 3.0, remains the only mobile-inspired interface he can tolerate on a workstation."
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KDE Plasma Active: the Mobile Interface That Works

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 01, 2012 @09:40AM (#41841379)

    Can we please quit trying to make a superstar common interface that works with both touchscreens and keyboard/mouse?

    The result is always bad interfaces for one or both. There is no way around this, except to have two different interfaces.

  • Re:Who is he? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 01, 2012 @10:28AM (#41841837)

    You should not care in any way who he is. But instead of making stupid, uninsightful comments on Slashdot, you should go read what he wrote and see if it make sense.

    Believing something because of the reputation of the speaker is stupid, faith-based magickal thinking. Get over it.

    These statements not approved by the SlashThink hive mind.

  • Re:Who is he? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by fuzzywig (208937) <> on Thursday November 01, 2012 @11:42AM (#41842753)
    I've just read TFA and I'd like to bring back the parent's question: Who is this bloke and why does he think that anyone will care about his opinion? He's complaining about ALL other tablet/phone GUIs, and says he prefers a GUI that does not run on any tablets, and that he tested on a workstation.
    If you dislike every single mobile OS, then you clearly have quite specialised tastes and needs, so what you think is a good interface will probably not be of any use to the rest of us.

"If a computer can't directly address all the RAM you can use, it's just a toy." -- anonymous comp.sys.amiga posting, non-sequitir