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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I don't trust Canonical
by twitterfire on Tue 19th Feb 2013 19:03 UTC
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

I don't see a single line of code supporting their claims. I think they are on crack and highly delusional.

Their so called "operating system" is just a linux distro like many others. They used linux and thrown upstart and Unity on top. I don't see big software development coming from them. Many did better than them. Linux Mint made a nicer linux distro with a far smaller team and Debian added more improvements to Linux than Canonical. If it weren't for debian, there would be no Ubuntu.

I also can claim that I developed a super cool operating system in the secret and that it will run on phones and tablets and that the phone will transform in a desktop when coupling it with a tv.

Some guys already ported Ubuntu on phones and tablets. Just watch these two videos, some guys are running Ubuntu on sub 100$ chinese tablets:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyVarHgHMWg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNenqEAGHd8

If Canonical won't do much better than those guys, will just port regular desktop Ubuntu to mobile devices and won't come up with a proper tablet/phone OS, they will fail miserably.

And there's the lack of proper mobile apps. Regular desktop linux apps and games do suck on their own merit, but using them on a tablet or phone will suck even more.

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RE: I don't trust Canonical
by Hiev on Tue 19th Feb 2013 19:06 in reply to "I don't trust Canonical"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

I don't trust Canonical

Just for the record, tell us, what company do you trust?

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11


Just for the record, tell us, what company do you trust?

When it comes to operating systems and software? I trust companies who back their claims with actual software and don't live in a mythical world.

I trusted SUN, I trust IBM and Google, I half trust Oracle and Microsoft.

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RE: I don't trust Canonical
by allanregistos on Wed 20th Feb 2013 04:58 in reply to "I don't trust Canonical"
allanregistos Member since:
2011-02-10

I don't see a single line of code supporting their claims. I think they are on crack and highly delusional.

Their so called "operating system" is just a linux distro like many others. They used linux and thrown upstart and Unity on top. I don't see big software development coming from them. Many did better than them. Linux Mint made a nicer linux distro with a far smaller team and Debian added more improvements to Linux than Canonical. If it weren't for debian, there would be no Ubuntu.
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You've got it wrong, by comparing Canonical/Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Linux Mint as I see it is just a Linux desktop for linux users who want Linux desktops, with no vision of having to provide smartphones or tablet experience. While Canonical develops Unity in the hope that with _that_ interface they can provide a cross-device UX in accordance to their company vision(go figure what this vision is and compare that to the content of your post.)
Canonical's goal I think is not to go to top1 as a contributor to the Linux kernel. So your post like any other who bash Canonical is highly unfounded and based on poor discernment of reality.

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twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11


You've got it wrong, by comparing Canonical/Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Linux Mint as I see it is just a Linux desktop for linux users who want Linux desktops, with no vision of having to provide smartphones or tablet experience. While Canonical develops Unity in the hope that with _that_ interface they can provide a cross-device UX in accordance to their company vision(go figure what this vision is and compare that to the content of your post.)
Canonical's goal I think is not to go to top1 as a contributor to the Linux kernel. So your post like any other who bash Canonical is highly unfounded and based on poor discernment of reality.


Srsly? Is Unity the best software that came out from this big computing company? Are you serious? That's the best thing they did in 8+ years?

Why can't I compare Ubuntu with Mint? Mint team did Cinnamon desktop which isn't worse than Unity.

Android is an operating system, WebOS was an operating system, Maemo was an operating system, Ubuntu is yet another Linux distro.

Adding a new shell to Gnome desktop and throwing it on top on Debian Linux doesn't make a new revolutionary OS. And pushing that on tablet and phones doesn't revolutionize the mobile world.

It isn't even Canonical's merit that Ubuntu can be compiled on ARM architecture and ran on tablets, that's due to Linaro.

Feel free to mod my comment down as much as you like. ;)

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