Why I think Linux needs to adopt the touch screen.
Hi, My name is Nathan.
I have been researching into the evolution of the desktop computer.... And do you know what- I think the future is Touch
Tablets are selling like hot cakes. I walk into my local electronic store and I saw two salesmen talking to two customers - one about buying an iPad and the other a Nexus 7.
Around in "Desktop Corner" - standard desktops computers just don't seem cool anymore - it's when you see the new shiny Samsung or ASUS touch desktops when things come to light.
I don't think Desktops aren't going away any time soon - Laptops maybe, in favor for tablets.
Anyway Like Apple did to portable entertainment and eCommerce, I think there is a revolution coming - I mean, I know a revolution is coming- Everyone knows.
So what will this look like?
I think It'll come in the form of Tablelets.
Huge horizontal angled tablets, running Windows 8/9.
I mean this is the start isn't it? ... the start of the end for the computer mouse. Microsoft is never going to release a version of windows which isn't going to have primary support touch interfaces, And I'm a linux fan as much as the next guy on here, but there is no joking around when that Microsoft has the consumer desktop market to themselves.
I for one am very grateful for Microsoft for Windows 8 - we're finally going somewhere different, and evolving this, what seems legacy platform, I however for one, am staying with linux.
So what does this means to linux? Absolutely nothing of course.
There will always be USB ports which will allow us to plug in are mice and keyboards.
Ubuntu and it's Mobile Platform is a good idea, and I bad one. There is alot of noise with mobile computing at the moment - alot of the computing giants are trying to pull consumer bases apart. I'm intrigued to see if the guys at Ubuntu getting any contracts out to license there os to real hardware, not just Ubuntu branded phones. But this does mean touch screen support is in the works, and lucky for us, Linux is flexible enough to easily add touch screen support/better touch screen support
More about the Tablelets ... Mounting touch screens to vertical stands , makes them harder to use, as your arm is always trying to beat gravity. on horizontal screens, your arm falls with gravity.
I can imagine the desktops of the future like the computers from the movie Tron Legacy, if you know what I mean ;D