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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by mJayk View Post
    Will by definition be god dam awful then.
    Why?

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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by mJayk View Post
    Will by definition be god dam awful then.
    Disagree, standardization across platforms is a good thing.
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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Disagree, standardization across platforms is a good thing.
    ^agreed, and remember there are plenty of DE choices. dont like unity... use another... xfce is always a good option

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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    I'm expecting it to be, and hoping it to be, the announcement of an OEM carrying Ubuntu for Android. Maybe HTC, Samsung, LG, or one of the smaller OEMs who are struggling to break into the smartphone market and need a selling point. E.g. a Chinese OEM.

    But Ubuntu for Android is definitely Ubuntu's longest-term, most important project so far. It conflates the smartphone and the PC into one, and eliminates entire markets (laptops become smartphone docks and shells, desktops becomes docks, etc).

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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    Disagree, standardization across platforms is a good thing.
    Standardization is good, but no OS that I know of works equally well on a desktop, tablet and cell phone. The best option I think is to have a standard base OS with tweaks for each platform. Ubuntu Desktop would be perfect for desktops and laptops that do not use touch screens and generally have larger screen sizes. Ubuntu Tablet would be designed specifically for touch screens that are tablet sized. Ubuntu Mobile would be designed for only cell phones. It would all be Ubuntu so there would be a great deal of standardization between platforms and devices running Ubuntu software would interact with each other seamlessly but each device would have a specific OS.

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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Maybe a single OS, that defaults to a particular "desktop" if you will, much like unity would default to 2d if your system were unable to handle 3d. So it would be one OS, with interfaces that are similar, but different enough to make them useful on each interface?

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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Maybe this quote from Mr. Shuttleworth can give us a clue:

    "That’s why Unity in 2013 will be all about mobile – bringing Ubuntu to phones and tablets. Shaping Unity to provide the things we’ve learned are most important across all form factors, beautifully. Broadening the Ubuntu community to include mobile developers who need new tools and frameworks to create mobile software. Defining new form factors that enable new kinds of work and play altogether. Bringing clearly into focus the driving forces that have shaped our new desktop into one facet of a bigger gem."


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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by knowledgequest View Post
    Maybe a single OS, that defaults to a particular "desktop" if you will, much like unity would default to 2d if your system were unable to handle 3d. So it would be one OS, with interfaces that are similar, but different enough to make them useful on each interface?
    That's pretty much the intention of how 14.04 is going to be, yes. I'd be very surprised if everything is ready already though.

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    Re: Ubuntu's Top-Secret New Product

    Quote Originally Posted by NCLI View Post
    I'd be very surprised if everything is ready already though.
    Oh, it won't be. That's not Canonical's way. In that sense, Canonical is a bit like Microsoft: Think it; do it; then fix it.

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