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We've seen Ubuntu running on many an Android device, but it's especially interesting when it's on a tablet.  Well, add the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the list of Android's that are booting up some Linux, as you can see in the video above.  It's not the speediest way to use Ubuntu, because it's not a native install (think of it as a virtual machine), but it's really cool and fun to goof around with -- especially in a room full of iPad users.

The best news is that it's not hard to do at all.  We've been booting Ubuntu on Android devices for a while, so the methods are pretty well figured out, and you can find an easy to follow guide (including all the needed downloads) at the source link if you feel like giving it a spin.  You'll want to dig out a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, and you'll have to be rooted, but this is a great project with a useful result -- a full desktop OS on a 10.1 inch screen.  Give it a shot!

Source: GalaxyTabHacks via Android Central forums

 
There are 4 comments

durthquake says:

Wonder of I can do this with my droid x?

frunkiss says:

For a 10" screen I think the netbook remix version would be best.

VCL says:

Too bad you couldn't understand anything he said. What is his name, Mumbles??? Terrible, Terrible, Terrible to listen to. Made me want to reach thru the freaken screen and punch him. Just kidding, anyone know what phone he has sitting in the dock next to him??? Also what kind of dock is it. Looks like a Verizon phone or dock?? I have followed many of his Nexus One videos from a while back, very cool stuff.

dekosx says:

Looks like a Droid2