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Will the Ubuntu for phone and tablet have the staple software suite installed, such as the Terminal etc? Will updates be possible using apt-get? In short will Ubuntu be Ubuntu?

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Also see – user25656 Feb 22 '13 at 15:45

There is a terminal emulator app being deloped:

And: at least on the touch developer preview I am running, there is bash installed (that is accessible via ssh) and I can run apt-get

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Awesome news, thanks! – ChunkyFunkyMonkeyFlunkey Feb 22 '13 at 11:29

It definitely will be Ubuntu as all Ubuntus will be Ubuntu. But the Terminal itself is not yet part of the preview.

Stay tuned it will come soon.

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