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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A tablet can sell without applications, there is a large enough market for people like me that would buy one for browsing in bed or on the toilet. If I'm going to play games I will use my entertainment system.

The new MeeGo tablet looks very competitive, I'd much rather buy it over the ipad.

Edited 2010-06-16 23:02 UTC

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