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"World's first Ubuntu tablet" looks like a bad idea

0. phoneArena 05 Mar 2013, 19:41 posted on

It's always fun to see the race to become the "world's first" anything. Most of the time, it really doesn't amount to anything, and it looks like that may be the case with the race to be the "world's first Ubuntu tablet". If we're talking about the first Ubuntu tablet to go up for pre-order, that has now happened, and it looks like a bad idea...

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posted on 05 Mar 2013, 19:58 4

1. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


Ubuntu is a desktop system, and it's good at it. Keep to what you're good at.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 20:16 15

4. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Yeah, good thing that Apple and Google kept to what they were good at. Would have sucked if they branched out into new products.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 20:47 2

5. Contreramanjaro (Posts: 153; Member since: 04 Dec 2011)


Also, I don't think tablet and phone OS versions are so much of a branching out as a logical next step. Desktops are becoming much less important so portable computing is where you want to be going.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 08:43 1

13. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


Apple and Google did branch out, what are you talking about? Apple went from the desktop OS to making iOS for phones and tablets, and you have Apple TV. Google has gone from a search engine to making Android, Chome browser, Chrome OS, Google TV, etc.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 11:19 1

14. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)


*sarcasm*

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:32

17. JyotheeswarAdhi (unregistered)


If everyone kept to what they are good at there would be no development and all of us should be cleaning toilets.

posted on 22 Jul 2013, 06:31

16. JyotheeswarAdhi (unregistered)


If everyone kept to what they are good at there would be no development and all of us should be cleaning toilets.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 19:59 2

2. sorcio46 (Posts: 407; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Preorder a thing that would come in one year is a bit weird...

It's a tablet, not an hand made Pagani !

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 22:50 2

6. sks1969 (Posts: 86; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


Please title your article properly... To PA anything order than Android, WP, iphone is a bad idea, seems to me that whatever makes money is good and anything new is not.
Ubuntu is all about flexibility. Ubuntu does not prevent you to release a tablet with whatever version is currently available, we have upgrade options later. we have an ARM version for Ubuntu for about a year now.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 23:33

8. giri5555 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


agree man, I was a fan of this site earlier, but now a days it seems these guys have lost it completely, or may they are getting paid by Apple. Quality of articles have seriously depreciated, they are focusing more on quantity of articles than quality. I hope these writers are not 16 year olds!

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 23:28 2

7. giri5555 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Feb 2013)


PA can't tolerate a new OS enter to the market, they only worship iOS...

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 03:30

11. appleroyally. (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Mar 2013)


We all like that

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 11:20

15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2693; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Have you completely ignored all of our other Ubuntu coverage?

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 01:29 2

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Good at least someone other than big players dared to take the lead. This would make others start thinking. Good for Ubuntu. All Ubuntu needs is not APPS but good collection of GAMES to begin with in addition to 10-12 good productivity/office related apps. Have all the popular GAMES and Ubuntu will become popular.

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 02:24

10. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


It's not such an issue.
There's Wine and the Steam is taking an initiative

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 05:57

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Last when i tried Wine it couldn't run Outlook 2007 with Axigen connector :)

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