Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After desktops and phones, Ubuntu is now bringing its Linux distribution to tablets. Coming Thursday, preview images for Google's Nexus tablets will be released, so we can all get a good long look at what Canonical is cooking up. They've published a YouTube video which details all that Ubuntu has to offer for tablets, and to be honest, it's looking quite good.
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Dual Boot?
by sukru on Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:54 UTC
sukru
Member since:
2006-11-19

Trying Ubuntu on my phone would be really nice. But I wonder whether they'll be able to prepare a "dual boot" option with Android.

I still miss the HD2 days, where you could "triple boot" Windows, Android, Ubuntu (and even Meego, Win 95, Windows 7, recently Win RT, and several more).

On the other hand, 8GB flash on many devices may not be enough to achieve this.

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RE: Dual Boot?
by No it isnt on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:33 in reply to "Dual Boot?"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

Both Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 are available in 16 GB configurations, which is what I have (and yes, I'm aware of having said I'd never buy a phone made of glass: http://www.osnews.com/permalink?547813 ). Multi-boot seems to be possible, although I haven't tried it yet.

The Nexus devices do seem to be the spiritual successors to the HD2; I didn't even have to root my Nexus 7 to install Plasma Active on it (it's not ready for actual use yet, unfortunately), and even though I fucked up big time during install, it was easy enough to repair, and difficult to brick.

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