Ubuntu is going Mobile?

Mr. Ubuntu himself, Mark Shuttleworth, has stated that they will be moving into the do things in the mobile space and on TV's.  Yeah that's right becuase we need yet another phone OS they are going to try their hand at it.   We found stories on both LinuxInsider and readwriteweb that do a great job talking about the topic.  Our opinion is that while we believe they could do great things in the space we don't want the to sacrafice the desktop to do it.  Unity will be a great tablet/phone UI but it doesn't work on the desktop.  They are different use cases and should be treated as such.  We have been pointing this out for sevaral months now on the podcast and touched on it yet again. 

 

Let us know what you think about this in the comments below.

Is Linux Mint really more popular than Ubuntu?

If Distrowatch page views are your yardstick then yes.  But in reality its' kind of hard to give the win to Linux Mint since their flagship distro if based on Ubuntu.  The folks over at BeginLinux.com sucked us into this debate and you can hear more of our conversation about it on the podcast.

Ubuntu 11.10 Review....

Linuxinsider has a nice though negative review of Ubuntu 11.10.  Most of the bad focuses on the UI and everyones favorite punching bag the Unity Interface.  As with most things the article talks about the small number of things making any large changes.  This release is part of a run up to a new LTS release so this is expected.  More stablity and more support for new stuff is expexted.