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Plasma Active : The Emerging "Software Contender" for Tablet PC Type Gadgets??

Well in truth, it could be too early to tell. But the rest assured, Plasma Active looks pretty darn amazing!. I'm also really new to Plasma Active project... if you have no idea of what it is, then "PA" is actually a project for creating a gorgeous looking interface (using the KDE's plasma desktop "frame-work") which is specifically built for Tablet PCs type electronic gadgets that comes with touch screens.

Let me quote it in the exact words of the developer himself...
"The goal is to Create a desirable user experience encompassing a spectrum of devices... we want to create something, people want, and people want to use. It means we are less technology-focused, but are taken a user-centered approach..."
It's very new actually, so currently I think it can be run in 3-5 specific Tablets... but that will/may change in the future. Anyhow, Plasma Active is basically another shell environment in which you can create a different application GUI's which are, again, optimized for Tablet PCs like devices.

Well, that's the idea...

In general Plasma Active runs on top of the KDE's plasma (obviously) and uses the OpenSuse 11.04. But again, PA can easily be ported into other GNU/Linux distributions as well. Few hours ago, Sebastian announced (one of the main contributors) few other new "invented" features for the PA project such as amazing virtual keyboard, activity switcher, etc.

The new, virtual-keyboard...

The "activity switcher"...

Have a look at the below video to get a better idea ("feat" Sebastian K├╝gler :P)...

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