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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.
Please try to make it a little easier to read. I had difficulty finding
your reply at all.
Den 29. nov. 2011 10:03, skrev Ian Santopietro:
Why? What benefits does this offer? If you want Ubuntu Desktop, why
not just install Ubuntu Desktop?
Ubuntu TV will be Ubuntu Desktop with a different set of default
applications, as I explained before. Having the normal Unity installed,
which seems to require less than one megabyte, does not mean having the
full Ubuntu Desktop. Why can't you see that it is possible to have
something without requiring everything? Having Unity installed by
default does not require you to have LibreOffice installed by default,
for instance. But it should be installable, and the user should not have
to hack Compiz in order to be able to switch between TV view and other
Indeed, Unity is very much suited for a TV already, since it's
specifically designed to allow you to use direct shortcuts to launch or
switch to applications by numbers. So I'm not entirely convinced it
would be necessary to have a radically different shell at all. A
customized Ubuntu desktop might work well.
Having two modes *is* confusing for the end user, *and* it's a lot of
extra work for developers. Remember the netbook edition switcher?
I don't understand why it is impossible to make it easy to switch
between two screens with a button. Can you explain that? I mean, you're
talking about software that doesn't exist, and you still make the claim
that the software _is_ confusing and that it is a lot of work for
developers. I don't understand how you can know that about software that