Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 19:05 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Expected, but still insanely cool: Canonical has just announced Ubuntu for phones. This is a new mobile phone operating system, with its own user interface and development platform. It's built around Qt5 and QML, and the interface reminds me of MeeGo on the N9. It's supposed to be on the shelves in early 2014, but the developer preview is out today.
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Nelson
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2005-11-29

Completely agree. Its a culture change inside GPU and other chipset vendors that needs to change (and I believe is, albeit slowly, changing).

Its a balance, because I recognize a lot of their methods, if they were to document them, would reveal a lot of secrets related to how they achieve performance relative to the competition, and other tightly held GPU secrets.

There's likely a growing consensus inside of Qualcomm and AMD and nVidea but they are still ultimately led by the Old Guard who stonewall most serious efforts to support Open source.

I think if resources are focused on lobbying for change on this, it could have the largest ROI for the open source community.

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