Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2013 18:53 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Images and open source code for the Touch Developer Preview of Ubuntu will be published on Thursday 21st February, supporting the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones. They are intended for enthusiasts and developers, to familiarise themselves with Ubuntu's smartphone experience and develop applications on spare handsets. Tools that manage the flashing of the phone will be available on the same day in the Ubuntu archives, making it easy to keep a device up to date with the latest version of the Touch Developer Preview." Cool. Too bad it's only for Nexus phones, and not for more popular ones.
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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by darknexus on Sat 16th Feb 2013 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
darknexus
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What I really want is a usable browser, but since Apple insists that all browser apps use their crashy renderer, I don't have one.

Can't say I've seen the renderer crash. I've seen a lot of Safari crashes, but none of those have been in the Webkit renderer but have all been related specifically to Safari and it's awful user interface.
What I really want is a phablet with a great browser that websites think is a desktop, so they'll freaking leave me alone and let me work / play / read / shop / whatever!

Presuming you don't have to deal with Flash, using a browser that allows you to change your user-agent should take care of most of that. Chrome and Atomic both allow you to do this, though Atomic's is much more customizable and permanent. Safari will allow this as well, but you must manually enter your user-agent header rather than being able to switch it on the fly from a list, and no amount of user-agent switching will take care of Safari's god awful interface.

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