Plasma Active - a New Approach to Tablet Computing

Posted by JaseP on Jun 15, 2012 3:59 AM EDT
Linux Journal; By Stuart Jarvis
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Why would you spend a few hundred dollars on a device that is little more than a smartphone (with a bigger screen, without the phone)?

The tablet sitting in your hand (or unused in one of your drawers) is a real computer. Can it do more than browse the Web and play videos? Marco Martin, well-known KDE hacker and basysKom employee, thinks so: "the fact that people download and use thousands of apps shows that there is the desire to do something more". He dislikes the way "most mobile applications feel quite disconnected with each other". Marco believes this is where KDE's new user interface and application set for touchscreen devices, Plasma Active, can shine.

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