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this is silly. the linux desktop is far from dead and is only going to improve when A) people become disenfranchised with the direction Windows 8 is going, and B) people can buy and play all their games (and one day, other commercial applications) through Steam. I think Valve is providing the engine that will drive Linux desktop adoption.
this has a lot of potential... it gives the "laptop" experience the same flexibility that the "desktop" experience has in terms of reusing the keyboard/mouse/monitor. You buy the clamcase dock once, and may be able to use it for several phones as long as they all use a similar connector to dock with it, and you'd only need to replace that portion of it when it breaks, rather than pretty much every time you upgrade as you would on a laptop.
This sounds like the Superintendent in Halo ODST.
KATE: RISC architecture is gonna change everything.
DADE: Yeah. RISC is good.
the concern I have is that CyanogenMod is so good because it lacks the crap that handset manufacturers force onto users. I doubt that a phone running a Samsung branded CyanogenMod will be able to escape having (for example) unremoveable Verizon junk forced into it.
why are people modding this up? i bet this guy had the same short-sighted view about the mobile market before Android came out and now is the market leader. as more and more applications are moving away from desktop apps to online based applications, it's certainly plausible that at some point in the future people will start asking why they are still paying for the privilege of an OS like Windows when everything they need to do on their computer takes place in their browser. and as the differences between "computers" and "phones" is continually blurred, how can you be so sure that at some point in the near future ChromeOS/Android won't become a dominant player on the "desktop"? that too is certainly plausible.
i think PSLUG needs to come back. i remember the old install-fests and linux demo day where they had all these (now bankrupt) Linux companies come demo their products.
now where is network support, ssh, nmap and other tools that could make this actually useful to the roaming sysadmin?
on the login screen you type in your username then at the bottom select "Ubuntu Classic" from the list of options. It's not "hidden deep in the operating system", in fact it's the first screen you see.