- Jan 18, 2010
Well it's more than that. Letux is likely more generic to all of hns's other projects. PyraOS has a debian specific repository with community efforts like the DBP system, custom scripts, and Pandora like gui menus and such(Wallpaper).What is the difference between PyraOS and Letux?
Thank you very much.
It is a really beautiful and impressive image IMO. That backlighted keyboard looks so great in black caseDid anyone see the latest latest ED tweet?
I would say maybe ED likes his Pyra a bit too much, but the photo says it's the other way around.
I doubt it be possible to get Pyra without touch screen, so it would be an add-on or and aftermarket modification. Obviously you need to pay OTHER SCREEN, so it will be MORE EXPENSIVE, not cheaper.If ED were to sell units without a touchscreen layer, I would be interested, but as he said in that video (as I recall; I've not rewatched) he receives the screens with the touchscreen already bonded, so it would be a special order and probably more expensive, oddly enough. I'd only really be interested if there was a bit of a discount, and certainly wouldn't pay any more for the privilege.
I had Nintendo DS emu in mind (I own 2 NDS Lite).Well, as the Pandora got a DS Emu, and i also used some of the Menues on the Pandora via Touchpen, i wouldnt like my Pyra whitout Touchscreen,
Also the Pen is Great if i have to supscrite a Deliverie from a Truckdriver who lost his Touchpen,
They have these Touch Terminals these Days,,
You CAN'T apply nor remove touch layer easily, even screen can get damaged if you try to remove it.Speaking of which, many of the above concerns could be overcome by placing a sheet of matte tempered glass -over- the resistive layer (yes, dissables it). That should cut out the inconsistent wear and reflective patterns greatly.
The plastic resistive layer will eventually show wear. This isn't a negative on the device. Like the brakes on a car, it is a known use base wearing. Those of us who use the touch screen heavily will likely be looking for a replacement in ~4 years as the spots where we stylus select on the screen slowly start to glaze from the inevitable micro scratches.
You are pencil-touch addictI use my Pandora's stylus and touchscreen all the time
I carry a compact full-size Bluetooth keyboard with me at all times in case I have to send a text message or otherwise interact with my so-called-smart phone.Only in modern smartphones, where there is no keyboard/etc, I use touch screen.
Out of interest... Am I the only one envisioning touch screens covered in graphite every time someone refers to the stylus as a pencil?You are pencil-touch addict
I am on the opposite side: if I have physical keyboard/gamepad, I rarely touch a penceil-touch display. Only in modern smartphones, where there is no keyboard/etc, I use touch screen.
Hmm... not sure. English is a funny language. We say "pen input" and "stylus input" but we don't normally say "pencil input", but we could. And yes, "pencil input" did make me think of a graphite pencil (and I wondered for a moment whether a wooden pencil or a mechanical one would do more damage). But for some reason "pen input" doesn't make me imagine ink all over the screen -- my brain seems to have a separate compartment for "pen" in this context.Out of interest... Am I the only one envisioning touch screens covered in graphite every time to the stylus as a pencil?
I have considered that. The silo is effectively 5mm OD. Mounting a mechanical pencil lead into it wouldn't be difficult, but a lead advance would be. The concept would be easier with a ball point pen - but that has other issues as your case would write on your pocket.Which got me thinking: The Pyra stylus could be made more useful if there were a retractable pen or pencil in the blunt end. Then one would never be without something to write with.