New Open Hardware company
Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at computer.org
Tue Jul 21 11:08:08 CEST 2009
Am 21.07.2009 um 10:52 schrieb steven mosher:
> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:34 AM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at computer.org
> > wrote:
> So you need to connect a mouse that is larger than the device to
> position any scrollbars or press buttons? Or does it have a large
> enough trackpad somewhere?
> There is a 4 way key that can be used for up/down/right/left.
> etc . And an additional
> key for up and down. ( or vol+- )
> Not sure where you got the mouse idea.
That is "my own view" (TM) what is needed to make it useable.
Have you ever tried to operate a UI with the mouse-pointer paradigm
through arrow keys?
So I expect that someone needs to write is a complete UI stack for
arrow-key-only operation. Plus applications. No compatibility to most
FOSS. Unless we restrict the Non-G-UI to commandline and ncurses.
> What I wonder is how it will compare to this one:
> and its community project - it appears also to be quite open - but
> not free(dom):
> And it locks you into a service plan. Not much point in
> comparing apples and oranges.
Hint: they have approx. 3 or 4 years experience with this device class
and users of such devices. And they may have an (economic) reason to
offer that with a service plan...
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