What's up about Plasma-MID?
Speaker: Artur de Souza
Today we have a lot of different netbooks out there but all of them fail to deliver a good user experience because the people behind netbooks tend to think as it being a small desktop or a big 'pocket computer'. Plasma-MID is all about this: deliver the desktop shell of the future (Plasma) and a custom experience without losing identity with the 'full version' of KDE.
During my talk I'll show different concepts and ideas taken from various existing MID devices and where their interfaces failed to give the user an ideal experience. I'll also go through the most common use cases and show the results of research regarding linux, netbooks and what really matters to the end user.
The current status of linux based netbooks and the current status of the Plasma-MID project will also be shown, with a live demo and explanations about the solutions for the problems we found during our research.
Artur de Souza
Linux user since 1997, MoRpHeUz (a.k.a. Artur de Souza) worked for IBM (Linux Technology Center) and actually is working for INdT (Nokia’s Institute of Technology) as a researcher on the Openbossa Stream, developing open-source solutions for mobile devices. He is also a KDE developer and tries to spread the KDE spirit anywhere he goes.