Fall Back 2015: The tech that fell back this year

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    As we are marching fast toward the holidays I am reminded of the devices that fell back, the devices that got our attention during their unveiling and that was it.

    Do you agree with the devices we have on this list?

    What devices did we leave off?
     
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    As someone who's really been embracing Linux lately (Debian file server, SteamOS on a second SSD, Antergos on a laptop USB drive), I'm really curious to see how the Ubuntu phone fares.
     
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    The main issue for them is that their impression is that they're for tech heads. They don't offer the out-of-the-box everyday functionality that Android, iOS, or even Windows mobile does, I don't think they've marketed themselves well to business, where some of the flexibility might be of use in creating an interface that improves efficiency and productivity, and the design isn't even talked about cosmetically. They have nothing to make them a talking point outside of the 'gadgetsphere'. Guess we'll see.
     
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    I absolutely agree with your assessment; maybe it's the novelty of it that intrigues me. Either way, I'm curious to see how this works out. Alternatives and options are always a good thing!
     
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    I really need to make a switch to Linux. I've found myself having to use it more at work even though we are mostly a Windows based school district. I hate having to look up some of the most basic functions.
     
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    Good point, but we could argue the same about Android. Remember it took awhile for development to catch on. Ubuntu have to find away to appeal to the market and not feel like another android-like device.
    Because people outside the fold will not know the difference.
     
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    If you're not familiar with Code Academy, they're a fantastic way to learn some program languages. Here's a link on navigating the Linux terminal.
    Learn the Command Line
     
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    I know many of the CM partnerships have been on rocky waters thus far, but I think a CM/Ubuntu partnership could work. CM could build a software from scratch off of Ubuntu vs Android (considering his disagreements with the direction of Google as of late).

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    I'm definitely going to go through this. I know enough to get along with but I want to know more about them instead of just fumbling around sometimes.