Can desktop apps run on Ubuntu Touch?
a_name_cool-32 last edited by
Question: Can you run Desktop Applications on Ubuntu Touch? If so, how?
I understand that some other GNU/Linux Mobile OSes have support by popular desktop applications; for example SuperTuxKart and LibreOffice.
Do these currently also run on Ubuntu Touch? How can they be installed?
A Former User last edited by
Some desktop apps will run in a Libertine container... However, the user experience might not be great, since they will almost certainly be designed for large screens and for use with a mouse.
You can set up a Libertine container easily enough on your device by going into Settings>Libertine.
I'm wanting to know also. Can UT be used as a ultra portable linux system with a Bluetooth mouse and Kbd ? Or do I have to stick to a regular ultra portable laptop ?
AppLee last edited by
@kalioie Bluetooth mouse and keyboard work well with UT.
arubislander last edited by
@kalioie as @AppLee said, keyboard and mouse work fine via Bluetooth. But if an Ubuntu Touch device can replace your laptop on the go, depends on what it is exactly you are looking to do with it while on the move.
Ubuntu Touch is not, neither is it intended do be, a traditional Linux system. First and foremost it is a mobile device OS, and it unapologetically makes choices to maximize that experience.
dobey last edited by
@arubislander said in Can desktop apps run on Ubuntu Touch?:
and it unapologetically makes choices to maximize that experience.
And legacy applications do not, so you will have very tiny widgets and text on your phone if you want to use them.