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    Article: Install, Run Ubuntu on Android

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    That is cool!

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    That's Android...

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    I'm actually interested in the Spark tablet, which will run Linux natively but will be capable of running Android apps.
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    I've been toying with this. Since I know squat about Linux I've held off. One day ill get a distro for my crap PC and learn it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
    I've been toying with this. Since I know squat about Linux I've held off. One day ill get a distro for my crap PC and learn it....
    For a desktop PC, I wouldn't recommend Ubuntu. The Unity desktop is better suited for tablets/touchscreen devices.

    Which distro is best for your PC depends on how lightweight it needs to be based on your hardware. I could help you with that if I know what hardware you have.
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    May take you up on that some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    For a desktop PC, I wouldn't recommend Ubuntu. The Unity desktop is better suited for tablets/touchscreen devices.

    Which distro is best for your PC depends on how lightweight it needs to be based on your hardware. I could help you with that if I know what hardware you have.
    I had run Ubuntu on an older desktop that had slowed down considerably with Windows, and it was like night and day - just like getting a new computer. I imagine on a new desktop running Windows 7 it may not be that significant of a change, but if you're interested in resurrecting an older machine Ubuntu certainly is the ticket.

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    I'm going to get a copy and try it soon.
    Little intimidated. Ill get over it though

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    This is cool but I just don't see the advantage over what Android with some tweaking can already do?

    Anyone have a idea why one would want this other than the cool factor?

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    Because we CAN. Just like running windows on an Eco 3D. The same reason a lot of inventive ideas are formed and new innovative things are born.

    Because we CAN.
    Same reason cars can do 150mph + when there's little practical reason.
    Same reason we do all sorts of seemingly foolish things, to test, to learn, to do something that maybe seems crazy for the simple reason it CAN be done.

    This maybe small, perhaps insignificant. So many small insignificant things have evolved into ideas and spurred folks to think even grander. Others have just existed to be done. A benchmark, a point of pride.

    I don't care why, maybe not even how. May never matter, may one day be the foundation of some kid in a garage building something no one has ever seen or thought of. May just be a dream that matures into something grand.

    We may not see what or why, but bet your *** someone just may.

    Come to think of it....that sounds a tad familiar.....
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    ^^^
    This!

    Linux geeks like to play with stuff "just because".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Stone View Post
    I had run Ubuntu on an older desktop that had slowed down considerably with Windows, and it was like night and day - just like getting a new computer. I imagine on a new desktop running Windows 7 it may not be that significant of a change, but if you're interested in resurrecting an older machine Ubuntu certainly is the ticket.
    There are quite a few other distros that are much more lightweight than Ubuntu. How old the hardware is will make all the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
    Because we CAN. Just like running windows on an Eco 3D. The same reason a lot of inventive ideas are formed and new innovative things are born.

    Because we CAN.
    Same reason cars can do 150mph + when there's little practical reason.
    Same reason we do all sorts of seemingly foolish things, to test, to learn, to do something that maybe seems crazy for the simple reason it CAN be done.

    This maybe small, perhaps insignificant. So many small insignificant things have evolved into ideas and spurred folks to think even grander. Others have just existed to be done. A benchmark, a point of pride.

    I don't care why, maybe not even how. May never matter, may one day be the foundation of some kid in a garage building something no one has ever seen or thought of. May just be a dream that matures into something grand.

    We may not see what or why, but bet your *** someone just may.

    Come to think of it....that sounds a tad familiar.....
    To sum that up. Just like I said. Because its cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
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    This!

    Linux geeks like to play with stuff "just because".
    I find that most Linux users have the time to test and play.

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