Welcome to the UBports community! Introduce yourself here!
A Former User last edited by A Former User
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@Frank Hello and welcome to UBports and Ubuntu Touch have a here https://ubports.com/telegram-welcome for some info you might find useful. Most importantly enjoy Ubuntu Touch.
I'm not sure I should reply here, since this topic isn't pinned, and nobody replied to it for the past 6 months.
I've registered to the forum 3 weeks ago, but in any case: I've been a Ubuntu desktop user since 2007/2008, I was once a wiki admin and contributor for the Ubuntu-fr.org community, and I've contributed to the FreeCAD community from 2010 until now, among other things being a wiki admin (FreeCAD is an open source parametric CAD program that runs on Linux, Windows and macOS).
I've been wanting to free myself of Google's clutches for a while, and salvaging a discarded Nexus 5 with a cracked screen gave me the opportunity to test UT on it. I was really impressed with the ease of use of the UBports installer! Soon after I purchased a used OnePlus One because the N5 simply doesn't have enough storage space for me (16GB). My goal is to make the OPO my daily driver once I've set up everything I need.
I must say that I find the user documentation for UT sorely lacking, struggling at first to do the most simple tasks. I found useful info in the blogs, which should be found in the documentation, IMHO. Consequently I'm thinking about trying to contribute to it.
That's about it for now...
advocatux last edited by advocatux
@normandc yes, this thread is still alive. It isn't pinned because we decided to pin this https://forums.ubports.com/topic/176/welcome-to-the-ubports-forums
Edit: and your contributions to the documentation are welcome too
Thanks, I had read that topic but not noticed the link to this one in it.
I will write a topic in General about documentation contribution.
Hi there I thought that Ubuntu Touch is dead but I see that "Dead can dance". I currently looking for some good smartphone to install UT. I would like to test it for web development. I want to install NodeJS, Atom, etc. and test the performance. The first problem I have is choosing a smartphone for that purpose.
May the force be with you.
@zbigiman Welcome aboard. Have a look here https://ubports.com/meet-the-community and here https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/
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Hi, I'm a danish librarian with a background in comparative literature, and a place in my heart for Free Software. I've been using UT on my nexus 5 for a little more than a year now, and have recently made the switch to OpO. Never looked back. I simply love the community around this OS and seeing the apps and functions grow.
Planning on giving the N5 to a friend of mine, that I'm trying to get hooked on UT too.
If he doesn't want it, I'll mail it to some tech-media in Denmark, along with a letter of introduction - to get UBports some mention.
Seeing as there is a marketing group - what about an activism group?, or does that fall under the same category?
I also really love the 'eco'/'green' aspect of this OS - and most FLOSS in general - that it enables you to buy used hardware and give it new life. For instance, my OpO is made out of 100% reused materials, since I bought it second hand.
Huge thanks to everyone involved in this magnificent OS!
@Lindisfarne Welcome also to you. https://ubports.com/meet-the-community
My name is Florian and I´m from the north-west of germany ("Ostfriesland")... I`m an interested user in all kind of open source, and I like free-thinking in general...
Two or three years before I owned a E5 and a M10FHD. Then I stopped using UT, but now I´m back on it... But now with a Nexus 5 and a M10HD. My old devices are no more mine...
I like UT very much, but I need some support from community...
@1896er That's what we are here for Have a look around and ask away. Use the Meet the Community link above your post to find out more.
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My name is Beduries and I live in the south-west of Germany, next to France and Switzerland.
I have nothing in common with computing. I work in a city administration as a civil registry clerk.
I like the spirit of UT and used it in the year 2017 on my smartphone without an alternative. Despite of missing a tasks app like by Android, I use UT on an OPO device on the evenings to read and surf through the internet. I hope to change back someday to UT.
@Beduries Hello and welcome. Use this link for some useful info https://ubports.com/meet-the-community
I'm TA. I waited for UT to come out. Then when it did it only worked on a few phones. Now that there are some affordable choices I do see a Linux phone in my future. I just so happen to have a ZTE R2. So I think I'm looking at this https://github.com/thojohns/android_kernel_zte_z5151 .
Not sure what I can do here. But I'm willing and eager to do what I can.
@TA Hi please use the link in the post above this to start with. These are the current supported devices https://devices.ubuntu-touch.io/ and the PinePhone is expected March next year. Porting here.
Hi, I am Rudi alias Pingu from Germany and I am older than Flohack ! (7years ), but I do not know to much about IT I am just an user. I like opensource. I do not like Windows, Apple, Googel Android, Facebook, Whats app! I use on Desktop Arch Linux, Ubuntu, Puppy Linux. My Smartphone is Jolla Sailfish OS Xperia X and for sure Ubuntu touch nexus 5! My messenger is conversations f-droid, Gajim and Profanity . I am verry glad that you people try to keep up with ubuntu touch . Thanks a lot to everybody ! At the beginning of UT I did some Translation thats all what I could do and donated some money. Keep on going please you are all doing good jobs thank you .
@Pingu welcome aboard you might find this useful https://ubports.com/meet-the-community and remember age is not a barrier. Some here would consider Flohack quite young
@Lakotaubp I just installed riot in ubuntu and can now join the german ubports - where are you at?
Hello cela here, been using a Nexus 5 on Ubuntu Touch as my main phone for the last 6 months, happy with it and happy to be free from Android, it does all I need.
I am interested in open software and hardware and plan to get a Pinephone when it is on general sale so I can have an 100% android blob free Linux Ubuntu Touch phone.
I hope that Ubuntu touch retains its uniqueness,I feel it must look and feel different to the big 2.
I would hate to see Anbox become a core app, the way forward is we must have more applications on the open store, I hope contribute soon.
@cela Welcome and have a look here for some basic info then just jump in https://ubports.com/meet-the-community. Any further questions just ask.