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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Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Feb 2013 17:23 UTC
shmerl
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2010-06-08

Plasma Active is way ahead in this and it's openly developed.

Edited 2013-02-19 17:24 UTC

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:14 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
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RE: Comment by shmerl
by No it isnt on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:36 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

I tested Plasma Active a few days ago, and it can't be far ahead of Ubuntu. It's a nice concept, but not ready for any use yet. I'll check Ubuntu on Friday and report back.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:43 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

They are further ahead architecturally. See https://plus.google.com/u/0/107555540696571114069/posts/HSL2C21DJt7

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RE: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Tue 19th Feb 2013 19:29 in reply to "Comment by shmerl"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Plasma Active has nowhere near the polish that Ubuntu OS seems to have.

And after using KDE, I don't really have faith they'll get there. I don't buy into their premise of Activities. I think they're a stupid idea. Just listen to anyone explaining them.

From what I've seen of Plasma Active it's (in my opinion) slow, ugly, and unpolished. Its weird and amateurish. There's no vision here.

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RE[2]: Comment by shmerl
by shmerl on Tue 19th Feb 2013 19:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by shmerl"
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

Ubuntu barely has any touch optimized applications at all. I'm not sure what you call polish in this case.

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