Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu After desktops and phones, Ubuntu is now bringing its Linux distribution to tablets. Coming Thursday, preview images for Google's Nexus tablets will be released, so we can all get a good long look at what Canonical is cooking up. They've published a YouTube video which details all that Ubuntu has to offer for tablets, and to be honest, it's looking quite good.
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Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:38 UTC
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Canonical have been talking about wanted to target tablets for a few years now, so this was only a matter of time.

Personally, the only Ubuntu project that I'm interested in is Ubuntu TV - but I've not heard anything since the early alpha announcements ;)

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by HangLoose on Tue 19th Feb 2013 17:47 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
HangLoose Member since:
2007-09-03

Exactly!

I do not want to hamper the excitement for Ubuntu everywhere but to me it is another vaporware until I see it performing. It is really hard to get a grasp on what it can or can not do.

I have been burned many times by Nokia with nice teasers of new platforms (meego, maemo, symbian) to have any excitement anymore. ;)

Here is hoping they pull it off.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:00 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Exactly!

I do not want to hamper the excitement for Ubuntu everywhere but to me it is another vaporware until I see it performing. It is really hard to get a grasp on what it can or can not do.

I have been burned many times by Nokia with nice teasers of new platforms (meego, maemo, symbian) to have any excitement anymore. ;)

Here is hoping they pull it off.


Exactly what? And are we still talking about Ubuntu TV?

Unless I'm missing your point, your comment doesn't seem to follow on from mine.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 20th Feb 2013 04:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

Wow, so now a new proof-of-concept/product-in-the-making is automatically considered vaporware until it is actually released and proven on the market? I could have swore that vaporware was defined as a product that was promised but fails to make it to market. Such as... Duke Nukem Forever for its first fifteen years or so of existence in many different forms, before finally being released as a piece of shit long after it was forgotten...

[On a side note, I still consider DNF vaporware, because what was actually released was NOT what I was excited about in the 1990s/early 2000s... it was crap. As a Duke fan, I passed up on buying it.]

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RE: Comment by Laurence
by lucas_maximus on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:19 in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The SmartTV platform has more traction right now. Samsung and LG. Though they are all slightly different versions on the same idea.

http://www.smarttvradar.com/9989/smart-tv-alliance-announces-new-de...

There is already gesture, voice and obviously remote control support.

Flash, HTML and JS are supported currently.

I have conference call with Samsung representative tomorrow.

Edited 2013-02-19 18:30 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Tue 19th Feb 2013 18:32 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Thanks for that, I've not heard of that OS before.

Can that be installed on HTPCs like Ubuntu TV or pretty much any OS + XBMC? Or is it just designed to be shipped with TVs like an embedded OS?

Edited 2013-02-19 18:32 UTC

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