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I would jump at the chance to get rid of droid for ubuntu on my tablet, droid just doesn't seem to have the backbone to be a solid OS yet

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I would jump at the chance to get rid of droid for ubuntu on my tablet, droid just doesn't seem to have the backbone to be a solid OS yet

You know what, here is a little story for you.

I use to travel a lot while setting up IT infrastructure in various countries. I bought a Netbook when this became popular; so that I did not have to carry around my Laptop, that I had at the time. I work with Linux day to day at work and I thought how fantastic would it be, if I put Linux on this Netbook. (I would have it all)

The machine became damaged and it was time for an upgrade and I found a Apple iPad on my desk - I was quite flexible to the situation. (Nice! New toy to play with)

I was traveling and a server went down - this is when I noticed how limiting the device was. We have 1 application for tunneling, 1 application for encryption and an application for SSH connectivity.

Of course you need to remember information for all three because if you left anyone of the apps - the application would start in the beginning.

(I thought Netbooks made sense.)

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You know what, here is a little story for you.

I use to travel a lot while setting up IT infrastructure in various countries. I bought a Netbook when this became popular; so that I did not have to carry around my Laptop, that I had at the time. I work with Linux day to day at work and I thought how fantastic would it be, if I put Linux on this Netbook. (I would have it all)

The machine became damaged and it was time for an upgrade and I found a Apple iPad on my desk - I was quite flexible to the situation. (Nice! New toy to play with)

I was traveling and a server went down - this is when I noticed how limiting the device was. We have 1 application for tunneling, 1 application for encryption and an application for SSH connectivity.

Of course you need to remember information for all three because if you left anyone of the apps - the application would start in the beginning.

(I thought Netbooks made sense.)

You've explained a scenario where a desktop OS on a dockable tablet makes perfect sense.

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You've explained a scenario where a desktop OS on a dockable tablet makes perfect sense.

Correct!

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I would jump at the chance to get rid of droid for Windows 8 on my tablet, droid just doesn't seem to have the backbone to be a solid OS yet

FTFY.....

Unbuntu hasn't been all it's cracked up to be for me.... had lots of problems with it.... only luck I have it with... shockingly... is in a hyper-v or vmware vm. It acts better in a VM than actual physical hardware for some strange reason. I installed it on a few client machines and they all had thier own specialness to them.... specially with wireless. :( Fedora and Mint work fine with wireless but Ubuntu seems to be very touchy ;(

Also had lots of problems with the package manager acting like a spazzing sheep lately.

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FTFY.....

Unbuntu hasn't been all it's cracked up to be for me.... had lots of problems with it.... only luck I have it with... shockingly... is in a hyper-v or vmware vm. It acts better in a VM than actual physical hardware for some strange reason. I installed it on a few client machines and they all had thier own specialness to them.... specially with wireless. :( Fedora and Mint work fine with wireless but Ubuntu seems to be very touchy ;(

Also had lots of problems with the package manager acting like a spazzing sheep lately.

:laugh: Thanks for the fix

I've only really installed Ubuntu on my Laptop as a main OS, and for some reason trying to install it via wubi on my main PC does nothing, wubi won't even load, and last time I dual booted something disastrous happened, I forget exactly what but it was bad enough to make me remember not to do it again

And dual booting on the laptop with any other OS results in my Windows OS being corrupted, even though it is on a separate partition, I get 1 successful boot to windows every 10 attempts if I'm dual booting, so I use that 1 successful attempt to repair windows and delete the other partition - there is no error, it just cuts out as if I was holding the power button while it booted, then it tries to boot again

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Oh wow that's special isn't it???!!! yah think they would have that down pat by now.... Thing is distro makers spend more time arguing rather then innovating, so I'm not suprised in the least about that one....

dual booting linux and windows in that way you presented is like drinking mcdonalds coffee and vodka.... it makes you feel like crap... LOL.

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dual booting linux and windows in that way you presented is like drinking mcdonalds coffee and vodka.... it makes you feel like crap... LOL.

(Voice of Homer J Simpson)

Mmmmm, Coffee and Vodka...... Arggghhhh...... drool..... :p

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(Voice of Homer J Simpson)

Mmmmm, Coffee and Vodka...... Arggghhhh...... drool..... :p

As long as it's decent coffee :coffee:

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As long as it's decent coffee :coffee:

Yea, none of that instant pap

Mmmm, instant pap.... Aghrhrhhh...

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Yea, none of that instant pap

Mmmm, instant pap.... Aghrhrhhh...

PAP SMEAR!!!!

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Scorbing

Looks very nice and interesting. We'll see what happens.

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Growled

Unbuntu hasn't been all it's cracked up to be for me.... had lots of problems with it.... .

Ubuntu makes some crazy choices that ends up hurting them. I wouldn't recommend them at all.

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Meh, I can't even trust this company to put out a decent distro. of Linux. Every time I try to invest in Ubuntu as a desktop OS, it just fails miserably. The updates just tend to break more things, and it's generally not worth my time to fix issues. The only flavor *nix I've been very impressed with is at the enterprise level (AIX mainly). I just can't see this gaining mass traction, just with the geek community. Wish Canonical would invest their resources into building a more solid desktop OS.

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Would be interesting to see if their mobile OSs gain better third-party app support compared to their desktop OS.

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