Last wednesday Microsoft published a developer preview of Windows 8. You can get it here.
After trying it out on my Acer 1825PTZ I decided to put it on my self build multi touch coffee table.
4 hours installing and configuring CCV and Bsqsimulator I got it running. And I was impressed.
The new metro ui works perfect at touchscreens. I couldn’t really stop sitting at the table and “touching” everything.
I plan to do some videos in the next week to show a little bit more, than this one screenshot.
When you see the stuff in live action, you know why I definitely want something like that on the Linux desktop!
Because of the buying of my Acer Aspire 1825PTZ I switched from Ubuntu to Gentoo to get the hardware working.
That was also the reason why I ported the uTouch stack to Gentoo. To use the nice multitouch screen :-).
But time changes and with 3 systems running Gentoo, it takes me too much time to keep them running.
Some weeks ago I found a distribution called Bodhi Linux. It is based on Ubuntu 10.04 and uses E17 as window manager.
This will be my new used distribution.
Sadly it used a rather “old” xorg server (version 1.9). So my first work is to get the normal 1.10 ported and the get also uTouch working there.
With this work, I will update my ebuilds and the patches to the 1.10.4 xorg version for Gentoo.
Inspired by the people in La Defense in Paris I joined the “Post It” war.
Here my first one:
But still to small to see it good from outside. But the additional Post It’s are already bought.
Here my second one which I did today with my colleague Matthias:
The logo of my company. It is not that easy to find dark blue and white Post It’s.
You will find some other cool pictures and inspiration at http://www.postitwar.com/
So join the war and decorate your windows!