Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jun 2012 22:21 UTC, submitted by Valhalla
Linux The BBC interviews Torvalds. I like this bit: "For me, Linux on the desktop is where I started, and Linux on the desktop is literally what I still use today primarily - although I obviously do have other Linux devices, including an Android phone - so I'd personally really love for it to take over in that market too. But I guess that in the meantime I can't really complain about the successes in other markets." Linux on the desktop is quite passe. Phones and servers is where it's at.
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RE[2]: Desktop Forever...
by dragos.pop on Thu 14th Jun 2012 08:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Desktop Forever..."
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As an aside: a cellphone or a tablet *could* replace a desktop or a laptop for many people if there were any actually good docks for them and the device could run full-fledged desktop software when docked. They do not have the processing power to handle video editing or such, but they have more than enough for running various IDEs, photo editors alá GIMP, word processors, etc. etc. Ie. most of the stuff non-IT people need at home and at work. The plus side would be obviously the fact that you'd always have your files with you; no copying back and forth ever again.


It's a hacky solution but what about an Asus Transformer or Pad Phone with http://linuxonandroid.blogspot.ro/ or http://androlinux.com/android-ubuntu-development/how-to-install-ubu... ?
I don't know how well it works, but sounds interesting...

Also there are some Java IDEs running on android, and at the current Transformer sales, I am sure a lot of interesting software will appear.

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