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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.


I'm not going to argue with that; using a TV for more than video is in
idea I already enjoy, and one that I would expect from a complete
Ubuntu TV implementation. However, having two modes (One for TV and
one fr a full desktop) is a bad idea. Instead, how about taking a hint
from other Smart TV OSs and use multiple Apps to do different things.
You could have games as apps, TV as an app, possibly movies as an app,
and a basic web browser too. There simply isn't any reason to have
switching modes, when paradigms already exist for this very thing.

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 14:50, Jo-Erlend Schinstad
<joerlend.schinstad@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Den 28. nov. 2011 22:41, skrev Ian Santopietro:
>>> 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.
>> That is a good point, but there are better ways of managing content
>> other than logging in to your TV.
>> You can manage pause and resume through an Ubuntu One Sync (Sync video
>> and playback position to the cloud, and retrieve it when you're
>> ready). This can all be controlled through the device you "attach" to
>> the TV for your session.
>> For extending the use of small screen devices like netbooks and
>> tablets, what about providing a simple VNC-like virtual desktop app?
>> It's unlikely you'll want to browse the internet and watch TV at the
>> same time, and even if you do, PiP is a better way to do that.
> Why would I want to use VNC when I can use it directly instead? Playing a
> game over VNC is ... not good. Using Synergy, though, you can play as heavy
> games as you like.
> The point is, having a very large screen any not being able to do anything
> with it, is a very big waste. It will be easier to sell this if you can use
> it for something. An accountant can suddenly work on spreadsheets with a
> netbook, for instance. And the kids can use it for video games without any
> extra equipment.
> I don't understand why it would be valuable to limit the use to watching
> video. It's a big screen with a computer. Optimize for video, but don't make
> it impossible to use it as an extra computer.
> Jo-Erlend Schinstad
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