Samsung Galaxy Note has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels which gives the user a lot of pixels to work with. An xda user has been able to get the Ubuntu 10.10 Linux operating system working on this super phone. Here are the instructions on how to get it running:
First, you need to make sure that Note is rooted [Galaxy note root instructions]. Then, start Android Marketplace on your smartphone and download two apps – ‘terminal emulator’ and ‘android VNC’, both of which are available for free.
Using file manager, make a folder called Ubuntu on its SD card. Download ubuntu files from here (ubuntu.img, ubuntu.sh, ubuntu.sh.md5) and copy them to the Ubuntu folder of the SD card. Start the terminal emulator app on the Galaxy Note and type in ‘su’ (without the quotes, obviously); hit enter and type in ‘cd sdcard/ubuntu’.
After that, type in ‘sh ubuntu.sh’. You will get a warning – ignore it. Now, open Android VNC. Enter these settings: