[maemo-users] OS2008 Damn ugly!!!

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Fri Dec 28 19:03:05 EET 2007

I vote for Icons..........and with color too! The Mac proved that icons 
are a good thing for human interface effectiveness/productivity. And 
color provides a third/fourth dimension.

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks, LLC

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Karoliina.T.Salminen at nokia.com wrote:
> >still not very attractive. For example, I like to use the hand writing
> >input, but the panel is a big mass of black that not only looks bad, but
> As Eero pointed out, maybe your theme is not what it is for all the 
> others, maybe
> you have something misconfigured. Please try clean image without 
> restoring a broken backup.
> >is harder to see the details of it. In the terminal program, I used to
> >have green text on black, but while I can set the background to black, I
> >don't see any way to change the text colour. It's always black. It would
> >be nice, if the old styles was available.
> So you want something that is retro rather than being easy for eyes, like
> green on black -monitors in the 1970s?
> > BTW, I don't need icons etc., that look like they belong on a 
> child's toy.
> Hmm. Do you have something against child's toys?
> And are you saying that you would like to have
> an user interface where everything would be presented as a tiny text 
> rather than as a visual
> icon which gives a visual cue about what it is all about?
> So are you wishing for a command line interface here instead of a 
> graphical user interface?
> Sounds like you would be. Wishing a hacker-text interface from a 
> commercial product
> intended for ordinary people that just want to have a mobile internet 
> experience,
> is something I wouldn't be spending my spare time for, even most open 
> source community people wouldn't probably like
> such interface on a device of this form factor unless you are into 
> retro-GSM-telephones from the early 1990s. Today it
> wouldn't fly (IMHO). However, if you want to try, by no means your 
> hands are tied, in the free software World you can start
> scratchbox now and do your own ultimate user interface e.g. with 
> ncurses if you like and even replace hildon-desktop with
> it in your own device if you so prefer (it is quite easy task to do 
> even) and if you are totally lucky you might even
> find some other users for your text-mode interface and it would be 
> no-icons-guaranteed.
> Best Regards,
> Karoliina
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