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Ubuntu Linux To Be Developed For Smartphones, Tablets, And Smart TVs
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Msg#: 4381657 posted 4:11 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

Ubuntu Linux To Be Developed For Smartphones, Tablets, And Smart TVs [zdnet.com]
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, will announce at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando, FL, that they will be taking Ubuntu Linux to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.



Shuttleworth said, “This is a natural expansion of our idea as Ubuntu as Linux for human beings. As people have moved from desktop to new form factors for computing, it’s important for us to reach out to out community on these platforms. So, we’ll embrace the challenge of how to use Ubuntu on smartphones, tablets and smart-screens.”


 

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 4:39 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

This is awesome! Finally!

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 5:20 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

Bring on the fast for mobile! :)

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 6:36 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

After unity I guess he really wants to make sure ubuntu dies.

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 10:33 pm on Oct 31, 2011 (gmt 0)

I am waiting on 12''o4 lts ... There is a modder in the us that does on manufactured pad with unity on it :)

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 4:12 am on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Too little too late, waste of time.

People using these devices don't care about Ubuntu, they care about apps, and Ubuntu has no 'apps' and by the time they get some Android and iOS will be so far out ahead they'll be unstoppable.

Wait, they already are unstoppable, even Windows phones can't make a dent!

Heck, even HP throwing $1B at Palm, which already had a head start, went down in flames.

Waste your time and money Ubuntu, we don't care ;)

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 5:04 am on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

What a "great" idea.

Start off with
1) making a easy-to-use desktop OS, then
2) start pushing it for servers, only to
3) decide to develope it for smartphones.

What a well focused approach to make a product successful! We really need yet another smartphone OS, since there are so few of them.

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 9:24 am on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Sounds good to me... even if its only role in life ends up as keeping the fire lit under Android and iOS. Look what Firefox did for IE development.

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 3:14 pm on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Look what Firefox did for IE development.

IE development still sucks, but at least they are still developing something...

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 11:19 pm on Nov 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

Ubuntu has no 'apps'


I presume that you are being sarcastic.

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 5:10 am on Nov 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

I for one would love to run Ubuntu on my Galaxy SII, or its successor.

I have no use for iOS, or its devices.

I love Android, but would greatly prefer not having Google on my phone.

Bring on Ubuntu.

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 2:19 pm on Nov 2, 2011 (gmt 0)


I love Android, but would greatly prefer not having Google on my phone.


custom rom with all the goog removed.

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 2:25 pm on Nov 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

I don't think they were being sarcastic. Apple has an app marketplace. Android has an app marketplace. Blackberry has an app marketplace.

Ubuntu does not have an app marketplace.

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 3:45 pm on Nov 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

Ubuntu does not have an app marketplace.


Obviously very few people use linux here as a desktop OS - the various package manager front-ends offer the end-user a similar, if not identical, experience to those app stores/markets.

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 4:50 pm on Nov 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

I use linux as my desktop. I know what you're saying, and they're not the same thing. Sure you can download games, but it's hardly an open marketplace where developers are offering their wares for sale. Package managers are for updating installed software apps, and no money changes hands. There's no motivation for someone to build an angry birds app and get it into a package manager.

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 7:13 pm on Nov 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

[ubuntu.com...]

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Msg#: 4381657 posted 12:10 am on Nov 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

In Canada a major grocery chain is trying to jump on the frenzy that is "devices" by removing an aisle of food in order to have a "devices" section in every store. It isn't a small chain of grocery stores by any standard!

When you see a supermarket try to cash in like this the profits are extreme and, usually, the fad passes. I see interest in "devices" waning steadily starting in the not too distant future.

Remember the good 'ol days when parents limited TV and had only one landline phone (in the middle of the living room for everyone to hear) in order to encourage real activity? "devices" are destroying that and it's showing on this generation. A constant bombardment of advertising is making it hard to deny your kids "devices" and also making it hard not to "pacify" your kids by giving in. Sad, sad, sad.

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