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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.


They wouldn't, necessarily, but some apps will be better after being
reworked for a larger screen. LibreOffice is a great example.
Facilities currently exist in GTK3 to implement different UIs for the
same app through XML.

On the other hand, most of the games currently available would work
fine on the TV as they are now, and will need little modification.

Regardless, TV's aren't productivity devices, and they shouldn't be
treated as such. Ubuntu on TV is about enhancing and integrating what
people already do on TVs, not bringing Ubuntu Desktop to the TV

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 15:02, Jo-Erlend Schinstad
<joerlend.schinstad@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Den 28. nov. 2011 22:57, skrev Ian Santopietro:
>> 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.
> I don't understand. Do you propose that games, office suits, etc should be
> re-written in order to be used on a big screen?
> Jo-Erlend Schinstad

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