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 know about you guys.....
by leech on Thu 17th Jun 2010 22:58 UTC
leech
Member since:
2006-01-10

But I already have an Ubuntu Tablet. Actually it's technically a Fujitsu Stylistic tablet, and isn't touch screen, but has a stylus and normal Ubuntu on it. It rocks!

I also have a HP Touchsmart TX2z which is running Arch Linux. I'll probably be putting Arch on the tablet soon enough as well.

iPad comes out and everyone thinks that Apple innovated it all... Tablets have been out forever.

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gtada Member since:
2005-10-12

I still think Apple innovated it because they were first to do it well.

I have a Dell tablet, and the Windows tablet edition OS is absolutely terrible. A few months ago I installed Debian, and it's okay... Just a lot of hoops to jump through on both platforms. The iPad is a better end-user experience for 90% of the population IMO.

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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Personally, I'm looking forward to both a tablet and phone using MeeGo, it has a lot of potential.

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