[FoRK] Ubuntu on Android

Ken Meltsner meltsner at alum.mit.edu
Tue Feb 21 11:56:03 PST 2012


Never quite sure that the "more power than a <pick your year> desktop
computer" works for most people since they want as much as power as their
current desktop or at the very least as much power as their previous
desktop.

Jim Gettys made this argument when he was questioned about the decision to
port X to the iPaq (which had substantially more memory and processor than
the original Project Athena workstations that X was created for), and yet I
don't see a lot of handheld devices using X for their graphics.

I suspect most users would rather have a cheap storage device that they
could use from both mobile and desktop systems instead, along with whatever
software would be needed to capture and sync application settings between
disparate environments.

Ken Meltsner


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