Makes sense. My motivation for research and all this is that I want to do (light) web development and server administration on the tablet as well. Of course, buying that bluetooth keyboard makes it all feasible and I'm not looking to do heavy amounts of work on it, but I want to ditch my netbook. For starters, the tablet lasts longer in terms of battery life and the form factor is better.
Other than that, to me, tablets serve merely as an entertainment purpose (unless maybe you're using it to bill people or for a sales pitch/meeting) and I can't justify the cost. A $600 travel Scrabble is retarded. So I think tablets need something like Ubuntu running on them in order for them to be a more productive device that is a justifiable expense.
Right now the biggest thing that I'm thinking about is gedit and git. If I can get those two... Then I think I'd be pretty much set. I think there's actually two or three text editors for Android as is and I might be able to use those provided I could get git for Android.
The graphical user interface isn't the most important thing so I can even live w/o the VNC. Having a local webserver would be rad, but not a high priority since I can use git to update a server on the net.
If you have any ideas, and I know it's getting somewhat off topic, but your research is really the crux of my situation...I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
--edit ok, so i found www.cloud9ide.com
which will cover me I guess. but still I want more power under the hood. I really appreciate your work efforts! Thanks.