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Canonical puts Ubuntu on Android smartphones

From: Sean Brewer 
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This is really cool:
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/373024/canonical-puts-ubuntu-on-android-smartphones

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ I love this. This is what I was thinking when I bought my N900. well, not this exactly, but having a desktop OS on my smartphone. Someone needs to come out with a generic smart phone / laptop hub thing. Maybe a 7" - 11" screen that runs off of HDMI and a bluetooth / USB / mini-USB / micro-USB keyboard/trackpad and battery pack. And it would need to cost less than $200. *- Chad W. Smith* *"I like a man who's middle name is W."* President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ hell, these days you can run anything on anything http://www.mobilephonetalk.com/showthread.php?63990-QEMU-for-Android-Runs-Any-OS

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ If you can get a decent Javascript interpreter, you don't even need QEMU: http://bellard.org/jslinux/ Right now there does seem to be an explosion of different devices but I suspect that the OSes in the devices will gradually fade back into the background. Things like Pogoplug, Chumby, my Linksys E3000 router, etc., all run Linux kernels and provide varying degrees of very similar functionality. Because of the extensiblity of the kernel, all three of these devices could be used interchangeable. Each one has strengths and weaknesses. The Pogoplug has multiple USB 3.0 ports and Ethrenet whereas the Linksys rocks great Wifi but only has one USB 2.0 port. The Chumby has a touchscreen, wifi and a pair of USB 2.0 ports but lacks wired ethernet. All cost under $100. I guess my point is, why doesn't my Epson have similar capabilities? It has wifi, wired ethernet, USB and a tiny touchscreen. It also has a CF/SD reader that could be used for mass storage. Sure would be nice to be able to SSH to it and enable LPD directly, maybe install Ghostscript so it can act like a postscript printer. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: Sean Brewer ------------------------------------------------------ Just a note. That probably runs best in Chrome. It's pretty helpful in this case that V8 compiles right from Javascript to machine code.

=============================================================== From: Chad Smith ------------------------------------------------------ HP does that. It even has apps for their multitouch screen printers. http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/2009/hho/photosmart/en

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ HP seems to be going that way with some of its web os plans. seems weird to me likr kodak focusing on printers but oh well. ----- Original Message ----- From: Eric Wolf I guess my point is, why doesn't my Epson have similar capabilities? It has wifi, wired ethernet, USB and a tiny touchscreen. It also has a CF/SD reader that could be used for mass storage. Sure would be nice to be able to SSH to it and enable LPD directly, maybe install Ghostscript so it can act like a postscript printer. -Eric -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734