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Ubuntu on phones - WANT!

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    Royal​Schrubber

    You can start your photocopiers any day now, Microsoft!

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    Bass

    Maybe one day people will not need desktops entirely, their smartphones will be everything and the human I/O devices will not be tied to any specific smartphone.

    This would give a lot of the advantages of "Cloud Computing" without the privacy concerns. Excellent video.

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    Minh

    Awesome! Now I just need a bag to hold my external monitor, mouse, and keyboard so that I can use Ubuntu on my phone

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    l000000l

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC953ZM/A

    That plus a bluetooth keyboard, and you can run iOS on any display as well. The only thing is no mouse. The Ubuntu dock is cool, but the phone could only really run thin client software anyway until phone processors become much more powerful.

     It's cool that the Android market lets people do this because iTunes Connect is full of restrictions, and it's really tightly controlled. People who don't get to see both don't realize how different they are.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , Minh wrote

    Awesome! Now I just need a bag to hold my external monitor, mouse, and keyboard so that I can use Ubuntu on my phone

    Naw just a Pico projector and Bluetooth keyboard or a slider phone with built in keyboard. You don't need a mouse -- didn't ya hear Microsoft say at Build "code for touch and get the mouse for free". Smiley

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    Maddus Mattus

    @DeathByVisualStudio: laser projected keyboard would be a better idea.

    Would love to run visual studio like that!

    Code whenever I feel a fresh idea popping into that twisted mind of me.

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    Minh

    , DeathByVisualStudio wrote

    *snip*

    Naw just a Pico projector and Bluetooth keyboard or a slider phone with built in keyboard. You don't need a mouse -- didn't ya hear Microsoft say at Build "code for touch and get the mouse for free". Smiley

    Awesome! Now let me try to TOUCH that 16x16 icon on the 5-inch phone!

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    Maddus Mattus

    Samsung is going to make a phone with built in projector!

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , Maddus Mattus wrote

    @DeathByVisualStudio: laser projected keyboard would be a better idea.

    Would love to run visual studio like that!

    Code whenever I feel a fresh idea popping into that twisted mind of me.

    I think the Microsoft Surface guys has some demos of something like that but being that Samsung is closer to shipping the Android phone with pico projector you sighted I would surmise that we're closer to the reality that I described.

    , Minh wrote

    *snip*Awesome! Now let me try to TOUCH that 16x16 icon on the 5-inch phone!

    Don't forget according to Microsoft and the W8 guys you don't need to touch either. Those running W8 on a non-touch computer will learn to use keyboard shortcuts. (yes, insanely rediculous for the common user). Hey if that's good enough for W8 it must be good enough for Ubuntu.

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    Minh

    , DeathByVisualStudio wrote

    Don't forget according to Microsoft and the W8 guys you don't need to touch either. Those running W8 on a non-touch computer will learn to use keyboard shortcuts. (yes, insanely rediculous for the common user). Hey if that's good enough for W8 it must be good enough for Ubuntu.

    Awesome! I will forget that mom said "2 wrongs don't make a right" and use the fact that MS says Metro can be used w/ non-touch computers to celebrate working with Ubuntu on a phone.

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    AndyC

    , DeathByVisualStudio wrote

    *snip*

    Don't forget according to Microsoft and the W8 guys you don't need to touch either. Those running W8 on a non-touch computer will learn to use keyboard shortcuts. (yes, insanely rediculous for the common user). Hey if that's good enough for W8 it must be good enough for Ubuntu.

    Eh? According to the W8 guys it's more a case of you can use keyboard + mouse as an alternative to touch. Which doesn't negate the power of just using the keyboard alone via shortcuts if that's what you'd prefer.

    I don't think there has ever been a suggestion that it's a case of touch or having to learn keyboard shortcuts and it's somewhat disingenuous to suggest otherwise.

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    Bass

    @Minh:

    You can also get a laptop enclosure. Basically plug your phone into something that resembles a laptop (sans CPU/memory/video/whatever) and your phone becomes the laptop. I believe Moto Altrix had this.

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    , AndyC wrote

    *snip*

    Eh? According to the W8 guys it's more a case of you can use keyboard + mouse as an alternative to touch. Which doesn't negate the power of just using the keyboard alone via shortcuts if that's what you'd prefer.

    I don't think there has ever been a suggestion that it's a case of touch or having to learn keyboard shortcuts and it's somewhat disingenuous to suggest otherwise.

    I guess we'll see tomorrow who's being disingenuous. Or maybe a week or two later after all of the hype dies down. Kinda like after Build; it took a few weeks before the appologists finally realized that Silverlight was dead after all. Microsoft will "promote" touch by making navigation for traditional mouse and keyboard more difficult. It looks like they're starting with the start orb. Let's see what else they obscure in the next preview... No comprimises! Surprise!

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    @AndyC:

    And it has begun....

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    @Bas: Indeed. I have a Samsung Series 7 tablet and it rocks Windows 8 Preview. Of course, you can start building apps on a PC or laptop (sure, there's no touch experience) to experiment with the new platform. I've got Windows 8 on a laptop and the experience is great. You just need to master the new keyboard commands (I love Windows key + C) Smiley

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    cbae

    , DeathByVisualStudio wrote

    @AndyC:

    And it has begun....

    *snip*

    Just keep the keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste as CTRL+C/CTRL+V instead of doing something stupid like changing it to ALT+C/ALT+V to be more like OSX's Command+C/Command+V and somebody will avoid a gruesome death by strangulation.

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    ScanIAm

    running a phone like a desktop is kinda pointless without decent peripherals, but I do like the ability to access the inner workings of the phone from a desktop.  I have often wanted to at least check my texts from my real computer while it's at home charging.

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