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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Ubuntu will never get it...
by sbeam on Mon 21st Jun 2010 08:12 UTC
sbeam
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2005-11-11

Ubuntu is version 10.04 now, and the first screen in the installer still looks like some cheap dodgy shareware. Seriously... i wrote a small note about it, plus an example screenshot here (plus a fixed version):

http://sbeam.dk/blog/?p=88

Basically the collaborative open source model is just not optimized for streamlining stuff as design.

Edited 2010-06-21 08:12 UTC

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