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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Ubuntu on phone?
by Casey99 on Mon 21st Jan 2013 20:37 UTC
Casey99
Member since:
2011-07-14

Why would anyone want Ubuntu on a phone? Not even bashing it because it is Ubuntu, but why would anyone want it? Android is optimized significantly better for mobile devices than Ubuntu. It has a gigantic app selection. It has a much bigger company behind it offering that guarantee that Android won't go bankrupt. It has massive vendor support. Same goes for iOS, minus the vendor support. I don't see why anyone would go for Ubuntu unless you just like to tinker with your phone. Android and iOS make much more sense for business.

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RE: Ubuntu on phone?
by WorknMan on Mon 21st Jan 2013 20:53 in reply to "Ubuntu on phone?"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Why would anyone want Ubuntu on a phone?


Moreover, why would anybody want to run it on the desktop? ;) Ok, that might sound like I'm trolling, but if I don't want to run it on the desktop now, I sure as hell won't want to just because it's on a phone. They are trying to cross over into a market where they might have 2% penetration at best.

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RE: Ubuntu on phone?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Mon 21st Jan 2013 21:06 in reply to "Ubuntu on phone?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Have you seen the new Ubuntu phone mockup?

http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/phone

Its not the same unity interface that is available for phones and tablets. Its actually designed for the smaller form factor. I just assumed this is what the author meant.

I don't see why anyone would go for Ubuntu unless you just like to tinker with your phone. Android and iOS make much more sense for business.


You could have said the same thing slightly differntly a couple years ago...


I don't see why anyone would go for Android unless you just like to tinker with your phone. BlackBerry and iOS make much more sense for business.


or ..


I don't see why anyone would go for an iphone unless you just like to tinker with your phone. BlackBerry and Windows Mobile make much more sense for business.

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RE[2]: Ubuntu on phone?
by Casey99 on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 06:23 in reply to "RE: Ubuntu on phone?"
Casey99 Member since:
2011-07-14

Very true, but the mobile market was still very young then.

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