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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Could this article be more worthless?
by Moochman on Wed 16th Jun 2010 19:23 UTC
Moochman
Member since:
2005-07-06

Wow, this article is pointless. Where do I start?

"It's only a software company"
So what, Canonical does not need to become Apple and enjoy Apple-like levels of success in order to still be successful.

"They shouldn't scale down, just look at Ubuntu netbook remix"
Uh, last time I checked, Ubuntu netbook remix was a huge hit.

"Where are the applications?"
So, apparently it's a terrible idea to create a new platform that's essentially the same as the old one except for the screen size, and that allows existing applications to very easily be adjusted to fit? Hmm, you'll have to scold Apple for that iPad thing, then.

"Canonical who"
So apparently you already ran out of steam but three items didn't look like enough. Oh well, it happens.

EDIT: I see that the Ubuntu tablet edition is not happening after all. Still I wouldn't be surprised if a tablet remix of Ubuntu were to come out from an unofficial source. As long as they keep the buttons everywhere big and finger friendly (or ship with a stylus) I'd be game.

Edited 2010-06-16 19:35 UTC

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

"It's only a software company"
So what, Canonical does not need to become Apple and enjoy Apple-like levels of success in order to still be successful.

No, but Canonical needs actual operating system developers.
Depending on Novell and Red Hat for bug fixing is not a proper business model.

"They shouldn't scale down, just look at Ubuntu netbook remix"
Uh, last time I checked, Ubuntu netbook remix was a huge hit.

Where? I know only of a single vendor that ships computers with Ubuntu and that's Dell. Dell doesn't use Canonical's official Netbook Edition, but instead Moblin with an Ubuntu core.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

That computers don't come bundled with it does not mean it isn't used...

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