Graphics Performance

joakim at joakim at
Fri Apr 3 13:55:53 CEST 2009

rixed at writes:

>> I feel the "ferrari" analogy is broken. it depends on what you would
>> like to do with the device. Moving bling bling is not efficient, Ok.
>> Things that demand high resolution, like ebooks and emacs work fine.
> I spend some time in the terminal myself, generally to fix something in a
> config file or to mount manually something on USB or fix the network
> configuration. If the device were working flawlessly and with a good GUI for
> all apps, I wouldn't mind not hurting my eyes on the small chars :-)
> For working seriously in a terminal I need a keyboard and a large screen anyway
> (or a magnifying glass maybe ?). I don't know how you manage emacs with the
> various CTRL+ALT+META-x on the virtual keyboard but I sure can not stand it for
> more than a few minutes.

I made some elisp for choosing symbols, and patched in some toolbar
buttons in packages I use. Typing on a virtual keyboard is, admittedly,
no fun though.

> As for reading in general (ebooks or web browser), I admin this is certainly
> better in a bigger resolution. The same goes for viewing maps. But all in all,
> a small gadget with small screen and no keyboard will never replace a desktop
> computer. So personnaly I am looking for other use cases for my FR, and a
> smaller resolution and better responsiveness is the direction I want to go.

Joakim Verona

More information about the community mailing list