One of the potential benefits to running a GNU/Linux operating system on a mobile device is it opens the door for running desktop applications on the mobile platform, greatly expanding the numbers of apps available on the device. The UBports community (who have continued the development of Ubuntu Touch) may soon be able to run desktop Ubuntu packages on mobile devices. In a Reddit post, one developer comments on the state of running desktop Ubuntu applications in a container on a UBports phone: "Libertine Manager is now in the system settings and makes installing 'desktop' apps easier (creates a container and installs apps inside with APT). Some apps work better than the others, in the video GNOME Calculator doesn't work that great yet, Solitaire seems to work ok and is quite usable on a phone." The video demonstrating installing desktop apps on the phone is included in the Reddit post.
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