Meet the Ubuntu Nexus 7 Installer (real code, available for Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10)
Days ago, the internets have "seen" an increased interest and positive feedback, as generated by various clips and images (demoing an Asus Nexus 7 tablet running Ubuntu).
Shortly, along with to-follow informations, the developers have both created and (initially) populated two official PPAs, containing Nexus 7-related packages.
Minutes ago, Ubuntu Nexus 7 Installer 1.0 has landed in the mentioned official PPA, materializing previous expectations, could-bes, hope-to-bes, etc, into "real" code.
Essentially, Ubuntu Nexus 7 Installer is (as its name says) an installer, useful to easily install Ubuntu on a Nexus 7 tablet.
A definitely interesting aspect of the exciting installer is its step-by-step installation approach, meaning, launching the application, properly presents the user clear clean dialogs (with steps to be followed, necessary for the actual Ubuntu installation on the Nexus 7), featuring critical informations exposed on clickable dialogs.
The rate of failures tends (due to Ubuntu Nexus 7 Installer's design) to zero, the user's main interaction with it is checking one option (from an overall two available), followed by clicking the
Judging by the usage notice, the installer is applicable only to Nexus 7 (the tablet), furthermore including drivers for wireless (Broadcom Corporation), bluetooth (Broadcom Corporation), graphics (NVIDIA Corporation) and video codecs (NVIDIA Corporation).
Care for details, ease of use and user-friendliness are definitely aspects considered by the developers, launching the Ubuntu Nexus 7 Installer, along with selecting options and preferences, automatically downloads the required images, consequently, presenting itself as an all-in-one powerful tool (configuring, downloading and installing, actions triggered via couple of clicks).
How do we install (test) Ubuntu Nexus 7 Installer 1.0?
Add the following official PPA (Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-nexus7/ubuntu-nexus7-installer
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-nexus7-installer
Full up-to-date details are available on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7
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