[Q] Ubuntu & Nexus 10

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bmancell

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I have searched everywhere, can only find information on Nexus 7.

Is this going to happen, possible? Timeframe?

This would make this tablet even more awesome. Assuming duel-booting will be happening.
 

Valynor

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I don't think dual booting will be happening (ever). Ubuntu via VNC is probably rather easy to do, I expect something like this quite soon.
Would love to see the Ubuntu version that runs on the Android Kernel concurrently with Android, but that's probably a long time away, if it ever happens at all (this only works via a custom tailored ROM).
 

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I don't think dual booting will be happening (ever). Ubuntu via VNC is probably rather easy to do, I expect something like this quite soon.
Would love to see the Ubuntu version that runs on the Android Kernel concurrently with Android, but that's probably a long time away, if it ever happens at all (this only works via a custom tailored ROM).

In the meantime, there is the trusty http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1585009

If you do try this, please report back regarding usability (graphics and otherwise) -- e.g. is it good enough as a laptop replacement for a short trip? (libreoffice, emacs, light coding, hdmi out to external monitor/TV, ...)

I'm thinking of getting a N10 to do just that; your report would be most helpful. THANKS!
 

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If a native method was done on the Nexus 7, I don't think it would be too much trouble to port over to the Nexus 10 (although I could be very wrong about this). I do hope someone at Ubuntu does at least give it a shot though; I feel Ubuntu might even work out a bit better on the Nexus 10 :)
 
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bmancell

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I don't think dual booting will be happening (ever). Ubuntu via VNC is probably rather easy to do, I expect something like this quite soon.
Would love to see the Ubuntu version that runs on the Android Kernel concurrently with Android, but that's probably a long time away, if it ever happens at all (this only works via a custom tailored ROM).

Why do you say never? Isn't it available for the Nexus 7? That is what I read.
 

IRKONIK

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I think it will happen especially since the nexus 10 and samsung chromebook both share the same processor and the chromebook already has ubuntu on it.

Any news? :)
I love the Nexus 10, epecially the screen. Would be really nice to have ubuntu (or other distributions) running on it!

Cheers! :good:
 

IRKONIK

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What would you even do with unbuntu on a tablet?

Well, let me explain: Android is like a crippled Linux. So if you have Ubuntu, you have way more options in using the tablet, especially with Wine.
Also, why do we need a reason to mod? :D Everything is worth some modding! Starts with Android, over IKEA and Ubuntu, too Xubuntu (Sorry, my brain didn't knew anything with a "Z" :silly:)
 
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    If a native method was done on the Nexus 7, I don't think it would be too much trouble to port over to the Nexus 10 (although I could be very wrong about this). I do hope someone at Ubuntu does at least give it a shot though; I feel Ubuntu might even work out a bit better on the Nexus 10 :)
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