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Ubuntu Linux maker Canonical is rushing to finish the smartphone-friendly version of its distro for its 17 October launch. Um Bongo engineer Nicholas Skaggs, writing here, confirmed version 1.0 of Ubuntu Touch will be based on Ubuntu 13.10, which is code named Saucy Salamander. “As part of that release [Saucy Salamander], …
> Care to qualify your statement?
Censorship is ON for all comments. There's conspicuous inaccuracy/bias apparent in the "review" (as you'd expect in an MS piece from AO) yet the usually sharp-eyed "moderated" commentards appear not to have picked up on any of them. The commentary is usually quick to redress any imbalance but there it seems every bit as lop-sided as the "review". The whole thing has a disturbing air of Stepford about it. I wrote an unsympathetic comment which *did* percolate through eventually - so I haven't lost all faith but it was only a response to a trivial thread by fellow commentards. I might have a suitably cynical crack at prodding some of the more glaring flaws in the actual "review" if I get some time mañana... If I'm disappeared, you'll know what happened! ;o)
"Shuttleworth, speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), said he was committed to unleashing a “full smartphone experience”, powered by Ubuntu 13.10, on the world."
Hasn't Shuttleworth unleashed far too much on the world already?
"Shuttleworth wants his distro to power 'tablets, phones, TVs and smart screens from the car to the office kitchen'."
Hasn't Shuttleworth unleashed far too much bullshit on the world already?
"Given how far short that project [Shuttleworth's crowdsourcing fiasco] fell, and given the huge amount of coverage it generated, we were left wondering whether the whole thing wasn’t just cheap PR ..."
"Hasn't Shuttleworth unleashed far too much cheap PR bullshit on the world already?
I've been running the developer preview on a Nexus 4 for a month now. At the moment all that's really working right is the phone and SMS. The built in facebook and twitter feeds have never reliably remembered my account information and many of the other apps seem to open a white or black screen and never finish loading (at least not with my patience). The most glaring omission at this point is the lack of an email client and I can't see hide nor hair of one in the core apps section at Ubuntu's website so the Gmail browser-window-app is pretty much all you have. At least an ability to show if you have unread mail in your mail would be nice. I do like the UI though and that feels rather polished and nice, I'm interested to see if they can bring the rest of the OS up to the level in the next month.
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