If you can’t wait for the launch of the official #Ubuntu smartphones (the first models are supposedly due later this…

Originally shared by Linux News Here

If you can’t wait for the launch of the official smartphones (the first models are supposedly due later this year), don’t want to shell out for a new phone anyhow, or would prefer to use a different version of Linux on a portable device, there is an alternative. It’s possible to run a variety of popular distros on a standard Android smartphone or tablet – everything from a simple toolset right up to a full distribution with a desktop environment. You don’t even need to root your phone for some of the methods that we explore in this feature.

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/run-linux-on-android-part-1

How to Add Mate Desktop Environment 1.8 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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How to Add Mate Desktop Environment 1.8 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

This tutorial will describe how to install environment version 1.8 in 14.04 LTS. As we know, MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for and other Unix-like operating systems.

More details >> http://ubuntuportal.com/2014/06/how-to-add-mate-desktop-environment-1-8-to-ubuntu-14-04-lts.html