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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.
On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Jo-Erlend Schinstad
> Den 28. nov. 2011 21:55, skrev Ian Santopietro:
>> What about taking a cue from existing set-top boxes (i.e. DirectTV)? Don't
>> worry about user accounts at all (From an end-user perspective, and
>> content-wise), and allow access to content below a certain maturity Level.
> There are more reasons why I want to have different users. For instance, you
> should be able to pause whatever it is you're playing, go away, let others
> use the TV, and when you come back, you just press play.
> But using a big screen only for TV is a big waste. I have a netbook, and
> it's nice for its purposes, but being able to just connect to a big screen
> and use it without any cables would be a huge gain. It would make all
> netbooks and laptops more valuable, not only providing a bigger screen, but
> also more processing power that would otherwise not be used at all.
> Jo-Erlend Schinstad
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I could see the big screen as an extension of the netbook, but that
sounds like something solved via a plugin. As for the multiple user
scenario, I think while it's a neat idea, it's a fringe use case.