Canonical pulls the plug on Kubuntu

Leslie Anne Chatterton lahc2007 at
Wed Feb 8 05:18:41 UTC 2012


No, my tablet uses Google's Android Honeycomb 3.2. You don't hear much
about it because sales were disappointing even though it was "best of show"
at CES 2011. That often seems to be the kiss of death - remember the Palm
Pre? I thought so...

This tablet came with Honeycomb 3.0.1 and two updates have brought it to
where it is now - fully functional and fun to use. All the new Android
versions have dessert names, and numbers: this one will be updated to ICS
(Ice Cream Sandwich, version 4.0) at some time in the near future.

As Billie has stated there is an Android for PC's though not an official
one, i. e. don't expect it to work. There is also an unofficial port of
Ubuntu to phones and tablets. I don't have it and wouldn't want it. I'm
just not that adventurous!

Kubuntu 11.10 lives on my Wind netbook, 3 home brew and ancient desktop
PC's and a Gateway laptop. With very few exceptions I've found Kubuntu very
stable, visually attractive and useful. I'll use it forever, but I wouldn't
mind slightly less frequent new versions. I'm looking forward to Precise
12.04 in April. With 5 years support it's a keeper.

Sent from my Motorola Xoom Android tablet
On Feb 7, 2012 10:50 PM, "Basil Chupin" <blchupin at> wrote:

> On 08/02/12 14:26, Leslie Anne Chatterton wrote:
>> Basil,
>> As I understand it Canonical makes nothing from any of their distros
>> directly. Their income stream comes from selling support, mainly to
>> corporate users, although anyone can buy a package. We are simply the alpha
>> (for the truly adventurous), beta (for the curious) and final release
>> testers. In return for the dedicated few filing bug reports the rest of us
>> get a good product at an unbeatable price. MS must be green with envy that
>> Canonical doesn't have to pay people to test their software!
>> For reasons not made public Mark S. et al believe that Ubuntu is the
>> platform most acceptable to the big market so it gets the lion's share of
>> attention.
> Thank you for your input and explanation which is greatly appreciated.
>  Sent from my Motorola Xoom Android tablet
> I am wondering: does this Android tablet of yours use Ubuntu or Kubuntu?
> Asking because this is the first time I am "hearing" about this Motorola
> tablet.
> BC
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