What does /g/ think of this?
>Remix OS is our state of the art Android-based operating system. We mean it when we say you get a PC experience unlike anything on Android and an Android experience unlike anything on a PC. The innovative features we’ve brought to Remix OS 2.0 have been meticulously engineered to bring you the best of both worlds – the harmonious fusion of a mobile and desktop experience.
It looks beautiful as fuck. What do you guys think?
Is it lightweight? Good for laptops? Some sort of synergy with your Android phone going on? For what fucking purpose?
In the interest of an actual serious answer:
It's a cool but not very functional idea.
Android apps handle window resizing very very poorly. Until they can fix that it's gonna always feel clunky. Remix probably won't be able to fix it themselves, it'll take Google implementing multi window / multi pane frameworks for devs to bother actually making apps support it.
What I'd also like them to do is add an Xwindow integrated layer, like Apple did years ago. Primary reason being so you could then run a full Chrome/FF browser, Android web browsers lack functionality the big ones have & handle large screens weird. You'd probably want some little app that shows itself as a web browser intent to Android apps then can launch the full browser.
But yeah neat but not yet useful
Why would I want that crap on my PC? I use Android only because there is nothing better, but there are tons of better OSes for PCs.
The solution to make Android useful for productivity is not to dumb down PCs. The solution is to stop dumbing down smartphones.
> an Android experience unlike anything on a PC
So it's laggy and loaded with Google spyware? Why the hell would anyone want to "fuse" a mobile and desktop OS? They already tried that shit with Windows 8.
>Because it's nothing like Windows 8
Yes it is. It's too dumbed down to be a good desktop OS because of the mobile components. The layout is not like Windows 8, but it is the same idea and has the same problems.
Can someone who knows what they're talking about tell me what kernel Android x86 uses, and if it has all the drivers the mainline Linux kernel has.
Or will driver support be very limited.
Vanilla Android isn't meant for mouse and keyboard thought.
I haven't had any problems with NoChromo once I tell it to request the desktop version of the site instead of the mobile version.
Only some apps can be put into windows and resized. One of the biggest apps that can't is Hangouts. That's right, the biggest chat app on Android is still forced into fullscreen mode.
and more games.
Freetards like to cry about how "limited" Android and ChromeOS are
Guess what fuckos, the Average Joe doesn't care. In fact they probably prefer an OS where fucking shit up is a bit harder
>There is a version of Photoshop for Android
So you get a dumbed-down mobile PoS that is utterly useless for real work. Great.
Meanwhile Linux users are using REAL Photoshop through Wine.
>the Average Joe
I am not the average Joe. I do not care what they think. For people who are competent with technology, using a mobile OS on a desktop is totally pointless.
This is for morons. I'm not a moron, so I won't use it.
>Meanwhile Linux users are using REAL Photoshop through Wine.
Have you tried using it? It doesn't actually work well enough to be used for real work, and it crashes all the time.
>For people who are competent with technology, using a mobile OS on a desktop is totally pointless.
I don't see it as a Windows or GNU/Linux replacement, but I'd love to have it on a USB drive, cheap compute stick etc.
>Have you tried using it? It doesn't actually work well enough to be used for real work, and it crashes all the time.
I have. Some versions work badly, but I've found CS6 works pretty much flawlessly.
But if it doesn't work well enough, use a VM. With a real desktop OS, you can do things like nonchalantly fire up a VM for compatibility. Good luck doing that on Android.