Poor Ubuntu

Ubuntu, that great desktop linux version, is releasing a version of itself for android phones. Basically when you dock your phone it will let you boot your machine into Ubuntu and share the same contracts, data and so on that are on your phone. Email, bookmarks, etc – all will be on your desktop when you dock your phone, and the OS itself will live on your phone.

It’s a really interesting and nifty idea. From the site (http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android):

Ubuntu for Android is a complete desktop with a full range of desktop applications including office, web browsing, email, media and messaging. Personal information like contacts, calendars, photo galleries and music can be accessed from both the phone and the desktop interface. SMS texts arrive on your desktop if you are docked when they show up, and calls are handled like VoIP if you want to stay working while you chat. Ubuntu for Android brings the desktop world together with the phone world, seamlessly.

But that isn’t why I Am here today. No, folks, as great as this is, there is something even better going on – on that same page!

At the bottom (and thanks to Laszlo for pointing it out) is a banner to let you “get in touch.” Sadly it looks like this:

Yup. They Goatse’d themselves. They totally did. Those poor bastards. I don’t want to get in touch with their ass. I don’t. At all.

…and if you don’t know what Goatse is well, here’s Wikipedia because I am (just barely) nice enough to link you to that instead of the actual site.

Ubuntu on phone! Your phone is also your desktop! Our asses can fit both easily! Yeah. Oy.

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Adam P. Knave

Eisner and Harvey award winning editor, writer and tired person. Novelist, comic writer, cat owner, NY'er.

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