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  • phoronix
    started a topic Ubuntu Continues Focusing On The Nexus 7 Tablet

    Ubuntu Continues Focusing On The Nexus 7 Tablet

    Phoronix: Ubuntu Continues Focusing On The Nexus 7 Tablet

    Ubuntu developers continue investing a great deal of time and resources on ensuring the Linux distribution runs smoothly on the Google Nexus 7 tablet...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI0NTk

  • XorEaxEax
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    I'm kinda with uid313, I bought a Nexus 7 (partly due to good word of mouth from people here on Phoronix) and I think it's great. However I see it as a pure 'consumer' device and as such I use it for watching video, reading books, playing some games etc. I just can't see anything that Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 would offer that would make a difference in what I currently get based upon my usage patterns with it.

    Then again it's tinkering, and it's always fun to tinker

    Either way it's interesting seeing Canonical being so gung-ho about getting Ubuntu onto the Nexus 7. And of course it's brilliant that installing an alternative OS on this device is a viable option.

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  • e8hffff
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    Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
    yes it is a ubuntufied android kernel
    Another problem. What the hell is going on where one can't build a kernel on these SoCs. Why are these companies being so restrictive to Linux, yet allowing Android (Java domain ontop of Linux) platform.

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  • MartinN
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    Originally posted by mark45 View Post
    Yes, but I'd like X.org to become an optional part of the Linux stack before Linux becomes mainstream on desktops and tablets, otherwise people with serious app will hook into X.org to get extra flexibility and X.Org will stay on top for a lot longer. And I hate X with a passion while I have to deal with some of its API (xlib) it's so awkward bleehhhw
    Want to second what Mark said here - I despise X - it's obsolete, slow, a big hack. It was useful in its time, but it's useless for now. Ubuntu eventually must run atop Wayland on the Nexus 7, or it will be a joke. I'd go as far as saying that right now Ubuntu w/X on the Nexus 7 is a far bigger joke than Android. Android at least redid the display server and removed the dependency on X, much as Wayland is trying to right now, except Wayland can really crack the dev doors open - and it won't be just Java/Dalvik but any language will be used for Nexus 7 or any other tablet. That's the future.

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  • AJenbo
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    Originally posted by e8hffff View Post
    Am I correct in saying that the kernel is Andoid build?
    yes it is a ubuntufied android kernel

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  • enrico.tagliavini
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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Ubuntu Continues Focusing On The Nexus 7 Tablet

    Meanwhile, for those wanting more powerful ARM hardware that also works with Ubuntu Linux, I would highly recommend the Google Samsung Chromebook with the ARM Cortex-A15 as its performance is far superior to the current-generation Tegra and all around it's a great offering.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI0NTk
    Oh you are recommending something which (let me know if I forgot something please)
    1. have no graphic driver in a working state for Linux
    2. have a quite broken power save

    I'm impressed..... really.

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  • uid313
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    Originally posted by e8hffff View Post
    Well others would like to move between device types and work witht he same applications and files.
    You can work with the same files using cloud storage. Such as Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, Ubuntu One, Dropbox, or ownCloud, Git, rsync, etc.

    But a 24" screen is different from a 7" tablet.
    The applications would be different on such screen sizes.
    On a tablet, you need applications with big buttons so you can use the touch interface to press them.
    On a desktop, you don't want a touch-adapted interface with overly big buttons, because you use your mouse and keyboard.

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  • e8hffff
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    I am a Ubuntu user, I have it on my desktop computer at home.
    I have a Nexus 7 tablet, it is nice but I would not want Ubuntu on it.

    A tablet is not a PC or a workstation, it is an information appliance.

    I like Ubuntu on my desktop, but would not want it on my tablet.
    I like Android on my tablet, but would not want it on my desktop.
    Well others would like to move between device types and work witht he same applications and files.

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  • uid313
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    Tablet is a information appliance not a PC

    I am a Ubuntu user, I have it on my desktop computer at home.
    I have a Nexus 7 tablet, it is nice but I would not want Ubuntu on it.

    A tablet is not a PC or a workstation, it is an information appliance.

    I like Ubuntu on my desktop, but would not want it on my tablet.
    I like Android on my tablet, but would not want it on my desktop.

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  • nej_simon
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    Originally posted by varikonniemi View Post
    Finally we are starting to see real Linux on mobile devices, and not some crappy Android.
    What's wrong with android?

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