Oct 28, 2012
12:03 PM EDT
|I am confused by this. Tablets already have a tailor made linux based OS namely Android. I have a Nexus 7 and I don't want to install Ubuntu just because I can. Android serves its purpose fine. If I want a full powered OS I don't want to run it on a portable small screened gadget. I want to run it on a system where using a word processor feels comfortable i.e. a desktop.
Ubuntu have got too obsessed by commercial trends (increasing tablet sales flat PC sales) and forgotten basic functional reality. Personally I think there is still a lot of interesting things you could do on a desktop.
The server/supercomputer market is dominated by Linux.
The tablet market is dominated by Android and iOS
The desktop market has a role and linux should be looking to win there as well.
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