i never did like Ubuntu as a desktop OS, so the idea of it on a mobile platform is a no-go for me personally. Ubuntu is Linux but it tries to make too many rules--1, you cannot be permenant root,
2, it has some weird security that doesn't let certain things happen,
and 3, like Windows, it has a lifecycle that stops getting new apps and updates when a version is deemed too old (this can be months, like in Maverick Meerkat there is no more support, apps don't update, and the repos are crippled)
Kubuntu is my preferred Linux distro. It's absolutely beautiful--and it works the way *I* want it to.i never did like Ubuntu as a desktop OS, so the idea of it on a mobile platform is a no-go for me personally.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record [I've touched on this subject in multiple other threads already], YOU'RE WRONG.Ubuntu is Linux but it tries to make too many rules--1, you cannot be permenant root,
I don't know what you're referring to, but I'm guessing that, as above, you're unaware of how to do whatever it is. That doesn't mean it can't be done.2, it has some weird security that doesn't let certain things happen
3, like Windows, it has a lifecycle that stops getting new apps and updates when a version is deemed too old (this can be months, like in Maverick Meerkat there is no more support, apps don't update, and the repos are crippled)
You've got it backwards--it's that other [so-called] operating system that's been taking cues from *nix for decades, starting with its [idiotic] implementation of its DOS file system. They tried to copy UNIX, but did it like imbeciles...and changed slashes to backslashes.being a once big time Linux user, the concept of product lifecycles and expiry dates was dipping into Microsoft waters. Linux shouldn't be taking any cues from that 'other' system.
Well, I've used, *buntu since its first version, and I have *NO* idea what you're talking about.not sure what exactly it was but there was some weird security feature that disabled apps that required certain things. it's been a while
There's no FORCING involved. FOUR keystrokes. Done.but that and being unable to login as root were deal breakers. oh sure i could modify it to force root login
Like I've said, it's a simple matter. A one-time change of four keystrokes, and you're good to go.and even go to the CLI instead of X but still...should have had the option from the get-go.
I've used Linux since its first release in 1991--and still have the 3-1/2" disks to prove it!--and have yet to find a distro that doesn't, or can't, do what you're asking.as far as distros go i prefer more pure distros, the kind that don't default to X, or GDM, that allow you to toy around.
I wouldn't know. I don't do windows. I've used *nix since 1985, when there was nothing but the command line, and *buntu suits me just fine.Ubuntu seems like a distro for Windows converts.
Debian based, eh? Kind of like...*buntu!my preferred distros are Slackware and Debian based
I do it the other way around. I start up with KDE, and I always have a terminal running, but when I REALLY feel the need for hardcore, old-fashioned CLI, I hit [ctrl][alt][Fx] and I'm there!with default CLI logins and use. if i want X, i startx
The Verge has a hands on video if anyone is interested:
Hands-on with Ubuntu's brand-new, gesture-based phone OS | The Verge
I can't imagine that this will gain much traction at all. I'm not sure the smart phone world is big enough for another OS TBH. Hopefully this will silence the linux weenies (and I say that with love) who seem to argue quite often that there is HUGE pent up demand for full fledged Linux on the smart phone and that the first one who releases it will see gigantic success.
There's been a few Linux smart-phones in the past, like the Nokia N900 with Maemo. Could a pocket sized smart-phone run a full environment like KDE or Gnome or Mate or LXDE, along with proper Linux applications like Libre Office or Gimp? Difficult to see how that could be done with a 4 or 5 inch screen.
I vividly remember a rather heated discussion (I forget who with) that came out when Nokia killed it's OS in order to partner with Microsoft. I can't remember the name of the OS (Meego maybe???) but the argument the other poster made was that Microsoft paid off Nokia because they were terrified that a Linux phone would smash iOS, Android and, of course, WP7 into the dust and rule the market with ease. They would rather compete against iOS and Android because they felt they could make in roads there whereas if there was a Linux phone in the mix, they would be up a creek with no chance.
Yes, Android is Linux.Pardon my ignorance but isn't Android a Linux distro of sorts?
Because that's the great thing about Linux! The more distributions, the better!Why do we need two?