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Hands On With Ubuntu For SmartPhones 127

Posted by timothy
from the looking-slick dept.
adeelarshad82 writes "Ubuntu for smartphones may be pretty late to the smartphone ecosystem, but as the hands-on video demonstrates, Canonical has been paying attention. The operating system is just called Ubuntu, allowing the company to complete their illusion that this operating system offers everything that desktop Ubuntu runs. If you're a fan of the Unity UI you will find yourself right at home with this interface since every bit of Ubuntu has visual cues that come straight from Unity. As the video shows, the animations looked great, and the phone feels incredibly fast. The top bar of the OS has several icons across it, offering a quick glimpse into things like battery life, messages and others. Settings for every app are available by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, in a gesture that is quite similar to the one used in Windows 8 to access the menu. Given that it's early days for the OS, Ubuntu is far from perfect. For instance, their welcome screen allows for way too many apps to be rapidly accessible without a pin lock of some kind."
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Hands On With Ubuntu For SmartPhones

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  • Re:Wat (Score:4, Informative)

    by VGPowerlord (621254) on Tuesday January 08, 2013 @04:20PM (#42523377)

    You earned yourself a Useless Use of Cat Award!

    When did using cat (aka 'concatenate files and print on the standard output') to concatenate multiple files and print them to the standard output as input to another command become 'useless use of cat'?

    Any time you use cat to send one or more files' contents to grep is a "useless use of cat" because grep already supports that directly:
    grep [options] PATTERN [FILE...]

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