Anonymous, 04 Jan 2013then why 90% of the desktop PC and laptop users are still slavishly stuck with Windows? Pirated version are available for free..
Many do not even know that they are pirated.
iCh4N, 04 Jan 2013Open Source Family. Apple, Android, and Ubuntu Linux. The real kim is coming backApple is not opensource
from the news piece:-
" Although it is based on the Android kernel,"
Are we really sure about this?
test, 03 Jan 2013You do realise that Ubuntu is a Linux distribution and Unity is a User Interface? Y U NO READ? It is an Ubuntu distribution.
Apple, part of open source family? You will be disappointed, but no, even if they used a BSD licenced kernel to conceive their system, Mac OS X is closed source.
What did happen to Ubuntu for Android?
Looks like Canonical decided to make their own OS instead of relying on Android.
Open Source Family. Apple, Android, and Ubuntu Linux. The real kim is coming back
Really gud to have ubuntu on phone,the thing is lyk it would be with very less features as we can compare from android froyo to gingerbread in a gap of 6 months.
anyways ubuntu rocks.........
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2013then why 90% of the desktop PC and laptop users are still slavishly stuck with Windows? Because of Bill Gates' innate skill to destroy Microsoft's competition and because there was a long time before real money-making companies started promoting Linux distros as Windows competitors for regular humans, not just techies.
But, regarding smartphones, money was involved since the beginning of the craze, so Linux distros (Android, Ubuntu, Tizen, Meego, Sailfish, etc) were promoted early on and will rule the phone world.
Mobilemaster, 03 Jan 2013The phone used for Ubuntu is not an S3, but the Galaxy Nexus.usually fanboys think that every nice phones are galaxy
Yani2000, 03 Jan 2013And that is why open source matters people! All this is working on a Nexus smartphone!then why 90% of the desktop PC and laptop users are still slavishly stuck with Windows?
test, 03 Jan 2013You do realise that Ubuntu is a Linux distribution and Unity is a User Interface? A desktop environment (DE) is indeed a UI, dude. And Unity, KDE, Gnome, XFCE, LXDE and E17, among others available for a GNU Linux desktop and laptop distro are UI or DE, as those words are synonyms.
What did you want me to learn, then?
zebarnabe, 03 Jan 2013You won't be able to run native desktop applications in the mobile phone, at least, if the pho... moreI'm pretty sure Ubuntu apps run on ARM as well, after all, the desktop supports it...
Picar0, 03 Jan 2013It is not Ubuntu which is not liked, it is Unity, its default desktop environment. Used it, di... moreYou do realise that Ubuntu is a Linux distribution and Unity is a User Interface?
Linoslav, 03 Jan 2013Ubuntu is not "liked" in Linux community because they're old grandpas who don't like... moreWho are you calling a grandpa? Listen, Unity broke the conventions. It made life a hell to people who depended on using and managing the system QUICKLY. It also did away with a convention of a taskbar. That is a biggie for big multi-taskers. I was not involved in development of it, and when it came I had to discover it on the fly. Trust me, admins don't like being treated like that by the devs. And users are not getting anything admins don't aprove of.
Also, what was wrong with the GNOME launch menu? It gave very simple, easy, quick and INTUITIVE way of getting around and getting things done.
Have you ever been an admin? Well, I have been one for a time some years back. I've handled machines used by the accounting, devs, the boss and of course the servers. We used a mixture of Windows XP Pro and Ubuntu. And during the time of GNOME 2, things were good. I left the company in the meantime, but my friend still working there told me the boss went ballistic when he showed him unity on a test machine.
Afterwards Mint LTS became the distro of choice there for desktops, with MATE(GNOME 2 fork).
Windows Vista broke many conventions too, and no admin wanted it, and no one wanted windows 2008 without damn good reason.
You see, stability and continuity is very important in production environments. Unity broke that continuity, and it didn't really bring much improvement.
And that is why open source matters people!
All this is working on a Nexus smartphone!