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[3]: Oh well...
by leos on Sat 1st Mar 2014 06:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh well..."
leos
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2005-09-21

I picked one up this summer, the Samsung arm version.
The guy at Futureshop asked me if I knew what it was, since most people buy it and then return it when they realize it isn't a normal laptop.
It's ok, but overall I regret buying it. The only use it has is for watching Netflix. My iPhone is a better web browser, and it's useless for doing work on. So it mostly collects dust. Dirt cheap and about as appealing.

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RE[4]: Oh well...
by Lennie on Sat 1st Mar 2014 17:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Oh well..."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Mine is a dual boot with normal desktop Linux.

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