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    What do you think about it?
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    No.
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    No way. Without somebody integrating SkyDrive as thoroughly as MS has and will in future, I see no point in any other OS.
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    No.
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    I doubt I would when it first came out. I'm quite happy with Windows Phone. What I will say though, is that if I were to leave Windows Phone, I'd probably be more likely to go to Ubuntu than I would Android or iOS.

    Ubuntu is a great desktop Linux OS and from what I've seen, the phone OS has great potential. I hope Microsoft is paying attention to it too, and not afraid to copy some good ideas. I think Windows Phone could use a bit more for the "power users". Not taking away from the simplicity of course, but more under the hood than we have now. Ubuntu and BB10 seem to be prepared to deliver that, so my hope is that Microsoft will follow their lead and WP 8.5 or WP 9 will have some more robust features.


    I think they will have a hard time getting it to take off though. As nice as Ubuntu is, I've been listening to Canonical make promises about Ubuntu really taking off in the desktop world for a while and I haven't seen it materialize yet. Most OEM's are just too afraid to commit to it, which is a shame, because it's quite good and the world deserves more choice than just Windows and Mac OS X. There is no good reason why Linux couldn't been that third option and Ubuntu is the most user-friendly desktop Linux you'll ever see. Forget about dependencies and having to type arcane commands in the terminal. My 66 year old mom could use Ubuntu with no problem.

    Anyway, I'll be watching them closely on the phone.
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    Switching from WP8 to something that will have even less market share and fewer apps

    um
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    I'd give it a try, sure. Should be able to be installed on any phone with an unlocked bootloader.
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    Depends...but if Microsoft manages to make Windows Phone such that when I connect it to a monitor I get Windows RT with full Office, then no.
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    I am not sure yet. I have the 920 and I am finding it extremely underwhelming. I have been leaning towards BB10 but I think I may take a look at Ubuntu.
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    I would give it a try, not sure about a overnight switch. I'm open to trying any new OS. Depending on the app selection and the overall feel of the OS, I'd give it a shot. **** I was thinking about giving BB10 a try.
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    I just hope MS will take the best from this OS and bring it on WP. I was tempt to switch (ubuntu has at least a couple of things wp8 will never have), but probably it can wait.
    Also, Ubuntu should bring a decrease of the phones prices (a part from apple, of course)...
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    Not in this lifetime.
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    Doubt it - my experience with Linux so far has been really frustrating. I guess it depends on the app and feature selection, though - if you can access Camera RAW files on the 920, I might be tempted.
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    naw... might pick up a BB10 Z10 to checkout but not interested inubunto
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    Only if it has Instagram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlm1950 View Post
    Only if it has Instagram.
    lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToneZone View Post
    probably will switch back to android. Nobody is going to really switch to Unbuntu, it's more of a novelty than windows phone
    noooo!
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    I've used Ubuntu, and while it is a decent OS for general web surfing and what not. It cannot and will not ever hold a candle to the power of what Windows can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenDead1ySinz View Post
    I've used Ubuntu, and while it is a decent OS for general web surfing and what not. It cannot and will not ever hold a candle to the power of what Windows can do.
    Uh.. you do know that every supercomputing cluster worth mentioning and most of the computers that form the backbone of the Internet run Linux, not Windows, don't you?

    I like Windows, but LOL @ "the power of Windows" the only power Windows has is a huge selection of software. There's nothing inherently great about the OS itself and when it comes down to mission critical stuff, Linux is usually the weapon of choice.
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    As much as I like Ubuntu, I would never get rid of my 8X and the only reason I haven't switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu is because you can't sync it with Linux.
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    negative.

    I'll use a Kin twom first.
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    Nope. Xbox Live integration, SkyDrive integration, et al. I use too much Microsoft stuff for a switch to work.
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    unlocked phones and boot loaders ftw!

    ya, I'll try it out. if its anywhere near android 2.3 usability, that will rock.
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    Nah, I've been looking at the blackberry z10
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    Quote Originally Posted by conanheath View Post
    No way. Without somebody integrating SkyDrive as thoroughly as MS has and will in future, I see no point in any other OS.
    Yes, the Skydrive is the world best cloud service ever! I so love it!!
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