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...
Finally we are starting to see real Linux on mobile devices, and not some crappy Android.
The good that comes out from this is not necessarily the Ubuntu, but the fact that if Ubuntu is runnable it makes pretty much any Linux runnable.
IMO the next mobile revolution WILL be real Linux. Jolla mobile has a Qt based phone coming out this year. Built by the same people who built the Nokia N9. I cannot wait
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
Last edited by mark45; 12-08-2012 at 03:49 AM.
The mer (sailfish) project already has a wayland/qt5/qml2 experimental fork available. Perhaps we will see the first real world application of wayland from the jolla mobile camp
Last edited by varikonniemi; 12-08-2012 at 05:00 AM.
Priority should be for multi touch drivers. How hard can it be, yet Ubuntu still isn't geared to work on tablets.
Am I correct in saying that the kernel is Andoid build?
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.
Originally Posted by mark45
What's wrong with android?
Originally Posted by varikonniemi
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.
Well others would like to move between device types and work witht he same applications and files.
Originally Posted by uid313