Linked by David Adams on Wed 16th Jun 2010 18:44 UTC, submitted by Jonathan DePrizio
Linux Canonical recently announced that they are developing a tablet version of their popular Ubuntu operating system, slated to be released in 2011. This comes hot on the heels of the release of the Apple iPad, and the rumors that HP plans to release a WebOS-based tablet sometime late 2010. However, Canonical's foray into the tablet arena is fundamentally different from both the iPad and a WebOS tablet, and unfortunately reeks of a company failing to learn from their competitors successes and failures.
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I don't agree with all points raised
by Lennie on Wed 16th Jun 2010 18:58 UTC
Lennie
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2007-09-22

"1. Canoncial is only a software company"
Hmm, Microsoft is also only a software company (yes, they have some hardware, but in comparison is nothing), they are doing fine in the desktop market.

"4. Canonical who?"
Some companies are just chip-designers like ARM, but many products get sold based on such chips.

Apple doesn't create the whole iPad, they use ARM too.

Canonical has to create good products and find good partners.

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