Page 1 of 13 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 126

Thread: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Beans
    1,205

    Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Rumors Running Wild About Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product
    Save the date: Jan 2 -- Ubuntu set to disrupt a new ecosystem," read the urgent message. "Ubuntu will announce a brand-new product." All lips were maddeningly sealed at the Ubuntuplex, of course, but the same couldn't be said of the blogger crowds camped outside in the hopes of learning more detail.
    What could it be?
    http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/Ru...uct-76943.html

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Human Monument Project
    Beans
    3,460
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    I hope it's an Ubuntu-powered popcorn maker!
    Splat Double Splat Triple Splat
    Earn Your Keep
    Don't mind me, I'm only passing through.
    Once in a blue moon, I'm actually helpful
    .

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Beans
    1,139

    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Ubuntu Tablets.

    Not Ubuntu on Tablets...I mean little pills. Medicine. Tablets.
    Take one, and feel the Ubuntu flow. Patient, collaborative, and mutually respectful, man.

    I'm hungry now.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Human Monument Project
    Beans
    3,460
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesehead View Post
    Ubuntu Tablets.

    Not Ubuntu on Tablets...I mean little pills. Medicine. Tablets.
    Take one, and feel the Ubuntu flow. Patient, collaborative, and mutually respectful, man.

    I'm hungry now.
    like pez?
    Splat Double Splat Triple Splat
    Earn Your Keep
    Don't mind me, I'm only passing through.
    Once in a blue moon, I'm actually helpful
    .

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Dallas, Tx
    Beans
    266
    Distro
    Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    I'm going to guess an officially licensed ubuntu phone.
    Desktop
    Antec 300 Illusion, Athlon II X4 640, 8GB DDR3 1333, EarthWatts430W, Radeon HD 6670 1GB
    Laptop
    Lenovo Thinkpad Z61T, T7200@2.00GHz, 2GB DDR2, 100gb HD, TPM Encryption

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    92
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by Warpnow View Post
    I'm going to guess an officially licensed ubuntu phone.
    If it is, and has a decent screen and specs, I'd buy one tomorrow.

    It's probably going to be a weak netbook-esque tablet or phone... Severely underpowered, overpriced for the specs, and available nowhere.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Illinois, USA
    Beans
    498
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    It would be ironic if the product was a Google Glass competitor like they joked about on April 1st...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Beans
    25

    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Ubuntu is putting a finger into too many pies and doesn't have the people or financial resources to do so competitively. They want to be TV, phone, tablet, desktop, server but don't have a single product that is profitable. Google and Apple both have profitable products which support future R&D. For example Apple had the ipod and iphone, both of which bring in money and Google had search and advertising which is bringing in money. But everything Canonical does runs at a loss and has done so for around 12 years.

    I wish they would stop trying to launch new things and just focus on Ubuntu on the Desktop.
    Last edited by mr john; December 29th, 2012 at 07:53 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Beans
    12,944

    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by mr john View Post
    Ubuntu is putting a finger into too many pies and doesn't have the people or financial resources to do so competitively. They want to be TV, phone, tablet, desktop, server but don't have a single product that is profitable. Google and Apple both have profitable products which support future R&D. For example Apple had the ipod and iphone, both of which bring in money and Google had search and advertising which is bringing in money. But everything Canonical does runs at a loss and has done so for around 12 years.

    I wish they would stop trying to launch new things and just focus on Ubuntu on the Desktop.
    From small acorns mighty Oaks grow.
    This account is not active.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Beans
    92
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by mr john View Post
    Ubuntu is putting a finger into too many pies and doesn't have the people or financial resources to do so competitively. They want to be TV, phone, tablet, desktop, server but don't have a single product that is profitable. Google and Apple both have profitable products which support future R&D. For example Apple had the ipod and iphone, both of which bring in money and Google had search and advertising which is bringing in money. But everything Canonical does runs at a loss and has done so for around 12 years.

    I wish they would stop trying to launch new things and just focus on Ubuntu on the Desktop.
    It's all about mindshare. Ubuntu needs to be everywhere to have a chance, they can't simply stick to the desktop, which has dubious growth potential. Desktops are going to turn into a developer only platform, and developers have many flavours of Linux to choose from.

    If Ubuntu wants to appeal to normal users, it has to be on the devices those users want to actually use, like tablets. Otherwise we'll be limited to iOS, Android, or Windows.

Page 1 of 13 12311 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •