Ubuntu’s Convergence and What it Means for Linux

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6 Responses

  1. Miguel Mayol says:

    I do not understand why bet for old ARM Android hardware models.

    I do not understand why there are not cheaper x86 old hardware offered

    I do not understand why there are not x86 with 4GB of RAM Ubuntu (or other GNU OSs) products at the market or distros for them as x86 phones and tablets, Ubutu books Ubunto boxes and ubuntu SOHO 30″ 720p AIO plus Ubuntu TVs (there was a prototype)

    I f you search a lot Dell has a cheap Inspiron with Ubuntu or Linux Mint made a Mint box, but with a lot of countries having Ubuntu as their school OS as Spain, at least one cheap model and one better and expensive one for each family product should be at this time on the market and as people buy products with the OS pre installed and Linux performs far better than MS WOS at this cheap machines plus is far cheaper to use (almost every software is FOSS even a lot of games but not all) it would have its 2 digits market share if it is offered to the public pre installed.

    • Jesse says:

      I believe with time..especially since innovations like Convergence are very promising for the Linux world as a whole..this might just be the start of something new…

  2. Mark says:

    I had the opportunity of working with Canonical on another of their flagship products – and it was pretty much clown cars all the way down… I like Ubuntu, but the tech support for OpenStack (on Ubuntu) was so bad that we switched vendors in mid-stream.

  3. 3arn0wl says:

    I agree!

    It’s beginning to look like Canonical have the Holy Grail of coding: a core code that works across chip architecture, and with different i/o. Linux at the leading edge of coding development.

    Time now for OEMs to exploit Ubuntu. It will be interesting to a new standard in phone/PC modules: one device capable of doing most of what the majority of us do most of the time. Time now to see Ubuntu TV, Ubuntu IoT, Ubuntu Car etc too.

    • Jesse says:

      No doubt! assuming Arch could get the same kind of financial support Ubuntu has….but that hasn’t always been the case..sadly; However, community support is growing stronger for both platforms which is still the backbone of any BIG Linux distro..

      • 3arn0wl says:

        I know the Linux dream is of coders working in their geeky bedrooms in the stinging hours, and contributing to the code cannon freely. Of volunteers tirelessly maintaining apps and standing guard against malware. But a sound financial foundation does seem to be fundamental to making progress. Look at Mozilla – there was quite a bit of anticipation around their mobile OS, before the metaphorical financial carpet was pulled from under them… My guess is that, even getting full Linux onto a tablet or a phone won’t be enough to assuage the Linux purists of their disdain of Canonical.

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