[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu Plans

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 11:42:56 UTC 2012

> Well there is the raspberry PI, which is an arm based system, I wonder if
> canonical can work with broadcom / rasp PI foundation and come up with
> something that way, as in build a specific tablet device for this,   In
> fact the raspberry Pi  (type motherboard) + suitable case + screen should
> do the trick,  let MS do their secure boot thing,  we don't need it, we
> certainly don't need the restrictions this will come with,  oh specific
> hardware,  fully closed linux can't run, its not just the secure boot we
> need to contend with.   Offer a REAL alternative,  that is designed FOR
> ubuntu / LInux and we should be far better off.

That's a great idea, but it's actually missing the point about what
Canonical wants to do, if I understand their intentions. They are about
putting Linux on desktops and commercial devices, which is potentially now
where the company can make a difference and a profit.

For that matter there is now a tablet that run Linux on ARM, although it's
KDE and Mer,



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