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09.06.2009: Moblin 2.0: A Truly Functional UI For Portables
While innovation in the realm of portable (i.e. netbooks) and mobile user interfaces shifted towards speed, functionality and support for a variety of standards and hardware technologies, Intel's new version of its Linux-based netbook UI has truly taken a step forward in terms of usability and user experience.
What's different about Moblin 2.0 ? Well, it's a bit of a departure from the usual desktop paradigm as the UI is organized into elegant tabbed panels and application "zones" (think virtual desktops with improved UX). The home screen interface is also quite functional, showing the usual tasks list, calendar and application shortcuts, as wells as other integrated widgets (eg. Twitter). Quite a feast for the UX eyes.
Ars Technica published an in-depth look at Moblin 2.0 and its amazing integration of features and user experience, which begs the question: is this the best consumer UI out there ? I would argue that it's between Moblin 2.0, Palm's new WebOS UI , Apple's UIs on various platforms and MS Vista. And yes, I'm totally joking about Vista :O)Tags: user interface, user experience, design
The decision to make this open source was probably Intel's best decision in a while. The level of integration between the UI components seems unreal, it almost makes me wanna consider buying a netbook.
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