Ubuntu gets a Nexus 7 installer
0. phoneArena 26 Oct 2012, 16:00 posted on
Earlier this week, we saw that Canonical was going to put more resources towards optimizing Ubuntu for mobile devices. The first developer device for this project is the Google Nexus 7, and as we move closer to the Ubuntu Developer Summit, there is not an installer so devs can easily load up Ubuntu 12.10 on their Nexus tablet...
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3. joey_sfb (Posts: 4471; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
is there an advantage of using ubuntu over android for a 7" tablet?
I don't see any.
4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)
This is the beginning of a long term plan, and it won't really be a fully realized option until April 2014 at the earliest.
So, right now, no there's no advantage, but it isn't intended to be a daily driver. It's something for developers to have so they can make it better and have something for the future.
5. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
There's one advantage I can think of that is of great importance to people like me.
That is the ability to run macros in Excel (gnumeric). And ubuntu is a full desktop OS.
6. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Ubuntu would be a full blown out OS running on your tab; like Windows on your little device.
9. joey_sfb (Posts: 4471; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Android not consider a full blown OS? I always thought that it a sleek full blown OS.
10. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Nah... Android is a mobile OS, Ubuntu is a desktop OS
11. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Android has a lot of functionality but still not at par with a full desktop OS like Ubuntu/Windows,
And like I said a lot of essential programs won't work on mobile OSes. Even RT can't run macros, and RT is from windows.
13. joey_sfb (Posts: 4471; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Android 4.2 is known to boost security hope it will make head way in cooperation adoption. Open source is definitely more transparent than proprietary codes.
12. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
It probably would be better on a 10 inch tab, but this is still pretty freaking awesome.
8. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Time for full desktop OS on a TAB not very far off and specifically a M$ free OS. With 2 releases per year this is a nice development and things will improve apparently. Looks like the regular devices (tab) could be heading towards museum in another 3 years. Competition (and innovation) in the tablet area is going to be heating up.
Happy to see this happen. Ubutnu runs google empire so don't be suprised if google is behind all this. This can be speeded up once OEM like Acer et al get behind this. Expect more patent trolling from patent trolls when this gets ready for market.
14. downphoenix (Posts: 2824; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
This is pretty awesome, but Linux apps are mostly designed for x86, not ARM processors, so this will be pretty much useless for regular users.