Neat looking interface.
I didn't care for the uninformative commercial, though. I guess they asked the ad company: "Can you make us something that will scare the hell out of grandparents and tell people nothing about our product?"
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Lol like the comment 3vi1, I had to watch the commercial after reading it. I actually liked the commercial although exactly as you said it tells me nothing about the product. In many ways it even looks like one for a movie or something.
Anyway; enough of my rambling on that and time to rant on something else. As for it using Linux or a Linux product I must say that side of the market is making a definite progression move. I have just gotten Ubuntu 9.10 up, and I must say wow. I am on it now everything is working I am listening to music, in Firefox with all my bookmarks (I love Xmarks, it saves your bookmarks to there server, then exports them to any computer in about 15 seconds over the net, and is free), everything is operational.
I will say one thing as long as I don't have to use M$ office or want to game I have no reason to log into Win 7. This is the most spiffed up complete and stable apparition of this op/sys I have ever seen. I also tried Kubuntu, and a few other apparitions, but came back to Ubuntu original. Everything just works! The sound quality of my music also seems better through the native player, than it is in Fubar or WMP on 7.
I am truly impressed, and a phone with it as well as all the free apps (Like firefox, and in some cases the Iphone, and of course android to a point) are what excites me. Someone who see's the same need for something as me, and or me myself can write a Linux app for it. I can also distro it for nothing. I have used Firefox for years not because of this. Yes several of the other browsers I have used off and on, but I just can't use the web it seems without all my apps, at least not right.
So, I am glad, to see a Linux phone coming up (a true one). I will definitely consider getting one when it gets to the US. Oh and I really liked the base pump near the end, with the lighting flow through on the commercial as well. It looked like something from V or Star trek/wars.
Glad to hear about your pleasant experience! A lot of people don't even give it a chance.
>> I also tried Kubuntu, and a few other apparitions, but came back to Ubuntu original.
As long as you have the one gigabyte or so of drive space needed for the extra apps, you can actually keep both desktops installed and choose between them on the login screen. If you already have Ubuntu installed, just install the 'kubuntu-desktop' package (this will install KDE and all of the default Qt apps you get with Kubuntu, but leave your Gnome desktop and GTK apps installed too).
At the end it will ask you whether you want to keep GDM or KDM as the default login manager. Keep GDM if you want to maintain the Ubuntu look at boot-up (this is easily reconfigured later if you ever decide to change).
From then on, you can choose which desktop you want from the list on the login screen (or let it default to Gnome). You can also install additional desktop environments: 'xubuntu-desktop' has the XFCE desktop, the 'lxde' package has the ultra-light LXDE desktop (great for really low memory devices like the PS3), etc., and choose them from the list too.
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