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Re: Some basic ideas for Ubuntu TV.


Den 29. nov. 2011 17:17, skrev Ian Santopietro:
I think that your goals would best be filled by installing Ubuntu
Desktop. It's already suited to your needs and wants for a Smart TV.

How is that? Ubuntu Desktop doesn't provide a very good TV experience by default. If I want to send an email while watching TV, why should I have to replace the operating system in order to do so?

Of course, I am able to do all these things as it is by setting up Synergy for keyboard and mouse, and Anyremote to control the desktop, playback, etc, then adding plugins for Compiz or replacing the window manager with something else. But I don't think things like sending an occasional email or listening to music should be for geeks only. I think Ubuntu TV users should be able to use Ubuntu, and not just some small subset of weblets or something. But I don't think you should display emails and stuff like that when you're watching TV.

Obviously, Ubuntu Desktop users should also be allowed to install Ubuntu TV if they want to.
In general though, I don't think we need to make Ubuntu TV into Ubuntu
Desktop, largely because we don't need to make TVs behave like
computers. We already have computers for that. Smart TV isn't about
turning TVs into computers, it's about providing more content from
intelligent sources to the TV. See

Ok. It's not like I haven't used those kinds of systems before, you know. They've been around for a while. You do agree that Ubuntu TV has to be an extension of Ubuntu Desktop, though?

Jo-Erlend Schinstad

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