Re: [LAU] Portable/Touch devices Linux friendly

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Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 11:34 pm

On 12/01/2012 06:20 AM, Len Ovens wrote:

> On Sat, December 1, 2012 1:04 am, david wrote:

Adapters would be the way to go. It has wifi. Maybe use it as a control
surface, with MIDI IF connected to it, and connect to an external PC for
sound generation? But that's a lot more than just an adapter or two.

Most of the keyboards for typing on tablet computers use Bluetooth, so
the shortage of USB ports wouldn't be a problem.

>>> I haven't seen one in person.

Haven't a clue.

> As an example, I have an Acer aspire netbook with 3 USB ports. The left

My desktop PC has USB3. When I connect my USB2 card reader to it,
throughput goes way down compared to when connected to my laptop's USB2.
Don't know why, it just does.

> In general, it seems that the computer world (hardware and software) has

Commercial OS manufacturers are pushing computers as devices for
consuming, not producing. Latency doesn't matter when watching a movie,
just steady sustained throughput. Tablet computers are viewed as
consumption devices even more than non-tablets ...

> In the hardware world, there seems to be the idea that sharing irqs is

I don't know why they share them, either.

I think the manufacturers' main focus is always on, "How can we make
this cheaper?" ;-)

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Re: [LAU] Portable/Touch devices Linux friendly, Paul DeShaw, (Fri Nov 30, 4:47 pm)
Re: [LAU] Portable/Touch devices Linux friendly, Len Ovens, (Sat Dec 1, 4:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] Portable/Touch devices Linux friendly, david, (Sat Dec 1, 11:34 pm)