Computers - Software Hardware : Ubuntu on Android

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  1. Shikamaru

    Shikamaru Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ubuntu on Android

    This will be fantastic :).

    Webtop 2.0 for Android is a bit janky in my opinion.

    Ubuntu on Android + VDI = awesome
     
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    I don't have an Android and sorry if I am getting a little of the topic path but I can profess my liking of Ubuntu. I have it on my server that houses my virtual environment. I like Ubuntu as beyond the GUI out the gate it is only as bloated as you want it to be. I am trying to be more versed in Unix systems so that I do not have to rely so much on the GUI and focus more on the CLI. Also Ubuntu is the right price (free).
     
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    Shikamaru Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What virtualization software are you using?

    I have a workstation running Citrix XenServer.

    My Ubuntu VMs run on top of that hypervisor.

    I have a quasi-VDI setup.
     
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    VMWare vsphere ESX, I have not played around with Zen. Would you recommend it over VMWare?
     
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    Shikamaru Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You must have a pretty decent server :).

    I couldn't get VMWare to install on my hardware, but it is a desktop class workstation.

    Xen is really interesting. You can tweak the stuffing out of it. I will probably acquire another workstation to run Xen exclusively.

    I would like to switch out what I have for Dell Precision workstations. If I can get 3 of those, I can run a private cloud.

    If you are running VMWare VSphere, you are good. VMWare is king of virtualization as far as I am concerned.

    Are you running 4.0, 4.1, or 5.0?
    How many VMs do you have built?
     
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    Hope this leads to other distros following. Ubuntu is nice on desktops, but the instance on some of their package and modification choices on their distro makes me wonder about the experience of it.
     
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    Shikamaru Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Its better than Motorola Webtop 2.0 as it stands :).

    I'm partial to Ubuntu with Gnome desktop anyways.

    Mint Linux would be a nice one.

    One of the smaller distros such as DSL would be a great choice too.
     
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    Compare Mint vs Mint Debian Edition in terms of the Gnome experience. That's a pretty significant difference just sliding one node upstream. The difference for me when I tried it was ~1 GiB of RAM Usage vs ~400 MiB.

    I think it's great Ubuntu isn't afraid to push things like they did with Unity, but I'm curious to see what other distros do and what other OSes like MeeGo, Maemo, and Tizen do. I think they've been providing the fuller Linux experience on phones from the beginning. Heck, I think a few of them run Eclipse, OO/Libre Office, and other pretty meaty apps. I got to play around with someone's Nokia at a hackathon a few years back, if that thing had a larger display and a bigger keyboard it they could get a lot done.

    Either way this kind of computing would be cool. I hope to someday take my mobile and dock it into a modular system with more powerful resources too.

    Never tried Motorola webtop. I want to give Chrome OS a spin one day.
     
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    Yeah, I guess for home use it's decent but overall nothing special. I have an HP ProLiant DL360 server. I am running Ver. 5 of VMWare and have built a few VMs for home use like Virtual desktops running XP for my children. I really get the full fun of playing around with VMs at work as about 70% of our servers are virtual, so I have built many if I counted this as well. There I built backup DCs, SQL servers, terminal servers, video servers, security access servers, etc.
     
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    Motorola webtop is horrible. I'll save you the trouble. It is pretty limited.
    It wouldn't be so bad if it had RDP and SSH clients.

    We are almost there. I wouldn't mind ditching my laptop and use my phone as the desktop connecting to other virtual desktops on a farm.

    So long as I have triple monitor display :).
     
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