Linked by the_randymon on Mon 21st Jan 2013 19:27 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "The first computers were gigantic, filling rooms and requiring constant care and maintenance. [...] The computer stayed on the desk until the laptop computer, a smaller, more portable, but just as powerful machine, made it nearly obsolete. And then, the iPhone was released, followed shortly after by Android and the Palm WebOS, and the next step in computing was clear. What we did not immediately understand was if mobile computing was an accessory, or a replacement, for the traditional desktop machines." Jon-Buys at Ostatic believes the phone-becomes-computer paradigm is the next step.
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I wouldn't trust Ubuntu
by darknexus on Tue 22nd Jan 2013 01:57 UTC
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Considering Ubuntu's track record in system stability (or lack there of) there's no way I'd ever trust it on my phone. What's that you say, update-manager? An update for my kernel? clickity clickity, reboot, and my audio is broken (that'd be a real problem on a phone, wouldn't you say?). An video driver update? click click, reboot, dammit now I have to fix from the console. I've had both these things happen a multitude of times, and many other breakages besides thanks to Canonical's lack of attention to detail. That doesn't even cover what I've seen break when going from release to release rather than just applying minor updates. Yes, I can fix it. No, that's not the point.
Now, I might very well trust a Debian phone or a Red Hat phone (though not a Fedora phone). I've had very little problems with them over the years. But Ubuntu? Forget it! I don't trust Canonical as far as I can throw them anymore, considering how many times their updates have broken one thing or another. Ask Dell how well trusting Ubuntu's stability worked out for them, if you don't believe me.

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