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[3]: Comment by twitterfire
by ricegf on Sat 16th Feb 2013 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire"
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Flash isn't permitted on iPads, but I am using the Chrome browser on it. And it does crash several times a day, just like Safari and Mercury (which is why I presume it's the common render engine).

iPad's Chrome has no entry in the system Settings app, and I see no option to set the user agent in the in-browser settings. But while exhaustively running the menus looking for the user agent setting (pointer appreciated if you have one), I found an entry called "Request Desktop Site". Tested it on ExtremeTech (one of the mobile sites I dislike), and it switched to the desktop site for that and all subsequent internal links during the session. Much better!

So... Thanks! Got any suggestions for the crash problem? :-D

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