Xoom Gives Android the Boot and Boots Into Ubuntu

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Since hackers have tinkered to unlock and root the Motorola 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, developers who are looking for a bit more raw Linux power on their Motorola Xoom devices have devised a way to load the slate with the Ubuntu operating system.

The way to get Ubuntu working is similar to running a virtual machine via a VNC client, though the developer says that this isn’t a connection to another machine but is run through a virtualization process.

Speeds right now aren’t optimized and Ubuntu isn’t a native touch OS so there are some user experience issues, but it definitely shows the capabilities of the Xoom for those who want to tinker with their devices.

If you’re interested, you can go to the developer’s site for instructions.

Via: Android Central

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  1. Anonymous

    03/07/2011 at 6:51 pm

    Versatile Ubuntu tangos with one more device!

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