Why Chromebook, Android and GNU/Linux not cross platform operating systems.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 29, 2015
I always wonder why many programs from these operating systems are not cross platform? I mean, all three are using a linux kernel.
Sometimes I would like to run a gnu/linux program on an android/chromebook device and an android/chromebook program on gnu/linux. There are a few cross platform programs that I can think of like: Firefox, google chrome browser, and Netflix.
I know very little about android's and the chromebook os's inner workings, but I do know that both have many close source apps and proprietary software and drivers.
What else is on android and the chromebook os that makes it different from gnu/linux? And why do certain companies prefer to port programs to android and the chromebook os over gnu/linux?
ARM Chromebook 13.04 Ubuntu, Xubuntu, or Lubuntu? why?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 15, 2013
Ok so I am thinking of trying to install ubuntu on my arm chromebook when the final 13.04 versions release later this month. I know that there is *supposed to be increased support for the hardware for the 13.04 release (any thoughts on that?). Now my question is this (I am kind of a newbie so bare with me), is there going to be any major differences in support or the installation process for Ubuntu, Xubuntu, or Lubuntu? If the answer is no, then which version would you all recommend? I currently use Xubuntu on a parallels VM and have been very happy with it, but considering the lower system resources of the samsung arm chromebook I am thinking that Lubuntu may be a better alternative. Then again the 12.10 version of the standard Ubuntu release already ran pretty snappy on this hardware according to multiple sources.
So basically thats the question, which version of 13.04 would you install on a Samsung ARM Chromebook... Ubuntu, Xubuntu, or Lubuntu?
in case youre wondering, my require
[SOLVED] Having trouble installing Flash player onto ChrUbuntu on the ARM based Chromebook
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 9, 2013
I am on a Samsung Series ARM based Chromebook. I installed an alpha of Ubuntu 12.04 that was redisigned for the Chromebook (The download and install is here http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.co.uk/...pha-1-now.html).
I installed it fine, got most of what I needed working, all I couldn't get to work was the flash player. I was using Chromium and I couldn't figure out how to install the flash player into ChrUbuntu. I found various sources saying to copy the flash player from the ChromeOS and then paste it into the ChrUbuntu side.
Is there anyone who could give some instructions on this? I love Ubuntu now that I have seen how capable it is on this netbook and I would love to have flash on it so I could use it full time, could anyone help? Any is appreciated!
PS: I only posted in this board since I'm new to Linux and this forum, so if there is somewhere in the forum that would be better suited to this question I'd appreciate if someone told me, thanks again!
UNIX VS GNU which is better?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: February 20, 2010
hi there, i was wondering, why so many people use ubuntu, when it's GNU and well known MAC OS(and other) is UNIX. What's the difference in everyday life? (beside terminal commands and installation packages)
I met a man, who teach operating systems on university and he made me to forget windows and use linux, and he was using only UNIX. I tried to use for example openSUSE or Fedora, but non of that was my cup of tea, probably because i was using ubuntu for so long time and everything is so easy, for example to install mp3 codec(you need to know command on Fedora, ubuntu do it itself)
Can UNIX do something what GNU can't?
Can GNU do something what UNIX can't?
Is Ubuntu not GNU/Linux?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 11, 2007
I've been an Ubuntu user for a number of years. It was the first GNU/Linux distribution that I was able to install on my computers. It helped opened my eyes to the freedom offered by free software, but recently I've been troubled by something as I learn more about the origins of GNU/Linux.
Ubuntu has become a dominant force for introducing people from all over the world to GNU/Linux. Ubuntu strives to be a humanitarian effort. I think that with this comes responsibility. Ubuntu is not just the Linux kernel. It contains many essential programs from the GNU project and many more still that are developed under the GNU GPL license. This license can be seen as an enforcible part of the the ideals that Ubuntu seems to represent.
It is then, with some concern that I find the opening statement on the Ubuntu.com homepage to read:
Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all
gnu grub version 1.9921ubuntu3.1 error
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 26, 2012
i have a problem at startup of ubuntu 12.04 64bit.
when i start the computer it says:
GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99-21ubuntu3.1
Minimal BASH- like line editing supported. for the first word, TAB
lists all possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB list possible device or file completions.
if i press tab, it shows a list of some words that don't make sense to me.
when i insert a liveCD there is no response. yes i have selected CD boot in bios, but it starts from hard disc anyway.
[b]Anyone know anything about GNU GRUB?[/b]
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 19, 2011
I've just installed GNOME 3, but had some issues trying to log back on. But today I started up ubuntu and I know have a black screen saying:
GNU GRUB version 1.99~rc1-13ubuntu3
Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file completions.
So all I have is a command line.
Any idea on how to get past this and why it has happened?
Thanks in advance
Is it better "Ubuntu Linux" or "Ubuntu GNU/Linux" ?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 21, 2006
on 20th march in Perugia (Italy), I attended a talk with Richard M. Stallman, founder of the GNU movement and Free Software movement.
At a certain point I asked about Ubuntu, and Stallman answered (among other things) that Ubuntu doesn't adopt the "GNU/Linux" extension, as Debian does, and therefore doesn't fully ackowledge the role of GNU software.
Apart from my (2 cents) personal opinion, I would like to know if you (taken that you have knowledge of the matter) would prefer to call it UBUNTU LINUX, or UBUNTU GNU/LINUX instead.
Nothing but a black screen Gnu Grub... (Wubi)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 10, 2009
In an attempt to start learning more about Ubuntu I installed 9.10 using Wubi I'm having a slight problem:
If I select the Ubuntu option in the boot menu I get a black screen (Console-like) with header "Gnu Grub 1.97 beta"
And nothing more than that. I can't seem to get Ubuntu to boot normally. Seeing as I'm a total nobb, what am I doing wrong here?
ps: CPU is AMD phenom 2 x3 720 in case that might matter. (And yes, installing the 64 bit version)
Linux Kernel vs GNU Project !
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 10, 2006
most of us don't give much credit to Richard stallman, the head of the GNU project.
without him there was no "GNU/Linux" today.
but most of us still calling Linux "Linux" and not "GNU/Linux"
yeah without Linus we still be empty handed, but his work was the final part.
BTW stallman is working for years on his new Kernel HURD, that will work with his GNU project.
so my question is that :
what IYHO was harder to make the Linux Kernel or the GNU project or maybe HURD (that still on the making) ?
Linux Kernel : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel
GNU : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU
GNU/HURD project : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurd
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