Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 14:44 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Take this as a sign of things to come in the land of convergence. Yesterday, Ubuntu announced Ubuntu for Android. This new product basically allows you to run the entire Ubuntu Linux distribution on your Android smartphone connected to an external display and keyboard and mouse.
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RE: Just need to add....
by AWdrius on Wed 22nd Feb 2012 20:56 UTC in reply to "Just need to add...."
AWdrius
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I was amazed when I saw Ubuntu-on-Android the way I was always dreaming of having one device for all my communication and entertainment needs.
Originally my idea was for a Raspberry Pi. Image everyone having USB hub with full keyboards and mouse attached. You come visit your friend and suddenly you get an important e-mail you need to reply with, say, some files attached (from web) and so on. Ask you friend permission, connect you Raspberry Pi to the USB hub, TV set and mains, use nano WiFi to get networking capabilities and you are set for a serious work.
Now this Ubuntu solutions is even better. You already carry your phone with you all the time and it has WiFI *and* bluetooth (for wireless keyboard and mouse)!
The only downside I see is that phone then becomes a so much more dangerous device to loose.

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