Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Feb 2014 23:21 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu

The Ubuntu Touch smartphone OS has come a long way, but it still has further to plod before it's ready for market - all Canonical will tell us that it hopes to see an Ubuntu phone before the end of this year. Nevertheless, now that some phone manufacturers are on board with the project, we've been able to play with a couple of prototypes: One was just a non-functioning handset from a Spanish company called BQ, showing off plain but solid build quality reflective of a mid-tier device. The other was more interesting - a re-purposed Android handset from a second Ubuntu partner, Meizu, which makes light work of the operating system and interface.

It looks a bit choppy to me, but alas, it's a development build.

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RE[2]: Oh well...
by MOS6510 on Fri 28th Feb 2014 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh well..."
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And I wonder how many of those 2.5 M units have users that try to turn them in to real laptops?

Personally I think the whole Chromebook idea is silly. You take a real computer, make a webbrowser the OS and then try to make it run webapps to move back to true laptop functionality.

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