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Re: Educational Desktop Design: e.g. Linpus

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On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 04:38:45PM +0200, José L. Redrejo Rodríguez wrote:
>> >On Friday 11 July 2008 12:53, José L. Redrejo Rodríguez wrote:
>> >> Obviously, I'd like to get more feedback about this, because I'm 
>> >> planning to spend some time this summer working on new ideas for 
>> >> the desktop.

>They are only some ideas on my head by now, I'll try to translate them 
>into words, but in brief I try to merge these things I've seen 
>- Teachers who don't have almost experience with computers or who have
>begun to use them recently, trend to use only the web browser, and in
>some cases, OpenOffice: so using a web ui might help (Yes, I remember
>how most people disabled that option in the W'98 Desktop ten years ago)
>- I don't want it to consume too many resources (karamba, gdesklets, etc
>need to load a bunch of libraries, that slow down the Desktop starting
>in low resource computers, and steal several megabytes of memory)
>- I think that a tab-based desktop is more friendly for students or
>teachers that a menu with several levels.
>- I'd like to follow the freedesktop standard, so current .desktop files
>should be used, not reinventing the weel
>- Eye candy is also important, and I'm not good at doing it, but have a
>very good designer working with me and there are more people in this
>list ;-)
>- I'd like it to be easy to switch between the traditional desktop and
>the new one, for people who are already used to the office paradigm.
>- It should be friendly with the desktop the user has: kde, gnome, xfce
>or whatever else.
>More ideas are very welcome, now I'm just digging into previous
>experiments or experiences and trying to get a good way to do it with
>low resources use. I haven't advance too much up to now, I was waiting
>my vacation time to do it :-)

Thanks alot for the inspiring input, José!

  - Jonas

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