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KDE's Plasma Active Ported To Nexus 7 55

Posted by timothy
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sfcrazy writes "KDE developers have succeeded in running the touch-optimized Plasma Active Linux Distribution on Nexus 7. Earlier Ubuntu developers managed to create a installer for Nexus 7, but those builds also showed that Unity, in its current form, is not ready for touch-based devices. KDE has an edge here as they have optimized versions for netbooks, desktops and touch-based devices so a user doesn't have to make any compromises as one has to do with other DEs or shells which are focusing more in touch-based devices only." Here are detailed instructions on how to install it.
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KDE's Plasma Active Ported To Nexus 7

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  • by TejWC (758299) on Saturday December 22, 2012 @11:00AM (#42369023)

    Just a FYI: this is not like the other "Ubuntu on Android" solutions that exist. Android is actually wiped out of this tablet and replaced with Mer (formally MeeGo) with KDE Plasma running on top. You also get "real" multi-tasking with this distro.

  • by rundgong (1575963) on Saturday December 22, 2012 @01:34PM (#42370095)

    on an android tablet... ... all I want to run is Android.

    Why?
    Isn't that like saying "On a Windows PC all I want to run is Windows"? By that logic there would be almost no Linux PCs since most of them come with Windows pre-installed.

    Dual booting [xda-developers.com] Android and a full Linux dist seems like a pretty nice feature on a tablet.

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