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Tablet-friendly version of Ubuntu Linux in the works from Canonical

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Tablet-friendly version of Ubuntu Linux in the works from Canonical

Details of a tablet-friendly version of Ubuntu are beginning to surface. And despite not a ton of details being available, its likely to believe that we will see something along the lines of the netbook friendly version, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, which is currently available. Otherwise, the tablet-friendly version will be based off of Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Meerkat” and support things like multi-touch gesturing and have an onscreen keyboard. Of course, that last one was pretty much a given. In addition, there is word that there will be a wide variety of hardware support partnerships including Texas Instruments, Marvell and Freescale just to name a few.

As of now a release date has not been given, however based on the fact that the OS will be a spin-off of Ubuntu 10.10 its fairly safe to assume that it will come in October 2010. Personally, if they could just roll the current Netbook Remix edition into something touchscreen that seems to me like they would be off to a good start. Either way, I like Ubuntu and I like tablets and given that I look forward to seeing the release.

Read [PC World] Via [Engadget]

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  • Anthony

    From my recent experience trying w/o success to get lucid to run my fujitsu slate i don't believe ubuntu is even close to a tablet friendly distro. Do a forum search. There are many others w constant unresolvable tablet issues. There is no support nor resources for tablet at the present.