Ubuntu Coming to Tablets Later This Year

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Today Canonical announced that Ubuntu will soon come to tablets with a UI that mixes the smartphone and desktop Ubuntu experiences. The new Ubuntu for tablets is the same as Ubuntu for smartphones with a UI made for larger devices, but the way users interact with the OS is the same. Like on Ubuntu for […]

Will HTC Introduce an Ubuntu Tablet Today?

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Today is the day that HTC will be introducing the much rumored and talked about HTC One smartphone, and now there is new speculations that HTC may introduce a tablet based on Canonical’s Ubuntu OS for tablets at the same event. According to a photograph published by HTC in advanced of the unveiling event, the […]

Ubuntu OS Coming To Smartphones In 2014

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Today Canonical announced its Ubuntu OS is coming to smartphones in 2014, but early builds will come in the next few weeks for developers. The new Ubuntu OS for smartphones uses the same core as the Ubuntu desktop OS. In fact, Canonical claims Ubuntu is the first OS designed to work the same on mobile and […]

Ubuntu Gets Hacked On Google’s Nexus 7 By Canonical

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Maker of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system has created a way to install the operating system on to the Google-branded Asus-made Nexus 7, which is shipped and sold with the Android operating system. To get started, users will need to unlock the bootloader on the Nexus 7. The installation process to get Ubuntu to run on […]

Video: Ubuntu for Android Running On Motorola Atrix 2

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At Mobile World Congress, Canonical is giving attendees a chance to check out how well Ubuntu for Android works in person. Ironically, they’re demoing the operating system on the Motorola Atrix 2, which has existing desktop-esque functionality. Hey, it comes with a dock, so why not? Sarah Silbert of Laptop Magazine went hands-on with the […]

Ubuntu For Android Turns Your Smartphone Into A Real Computer

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Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced a project that will change Android phones forever (in a good way) in the very near future. Ubuntu for Android is a full-fledged version of the desktop operating system that can run on Android phones. Not as a hack or a fun project for the folks […]

Ubuntu Aims to Take Linux Into Smartphone, Tablets.

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Android, a Linux-based operating system designed for mobile, may be seeing more threat from the Linux camp soon. After Tizen, a project formerly known as MeeGo, Ubuntu, known for its desktop-based Linux implementation, will soon tackle the smartphone and tablet market and will compete against Android. The announcement is set for the Ubuntu Developer Summit […]

Xoom Gives Android the Boot and Boots Into Ubuntu

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Since hackers have tinkered to unlock and root the Motorola 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, developers who are looking for a bit more raw Linux power on their Motorola Xoom devices have devised a way to load the slate with the Ubuntu operating system. The way to get Ubuntu working is similar to running a virtual machine […]

Ubuntu Hacked to Run on Samsung Galaxy Tab

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If the Linux-based Android operating system that ships with your Galaxy Tab isn’t powerful enough for you, then you may want to check out a hack that brings the Ubuntu operating system to run on the Tab. The operating system works, but Ubuntu was not designed nor optimized for finger input, so it still may […]

Sorry, Canonical NOT working on Ubuntu for tablets

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Pulling Ubuntu back from the cutting edge, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has put the fire out on an earlier report claiming that his company was prepping a tablet-centric version of the Ubuntu operating sytem.   

Canonical working on Ubuntu for tablets

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Perhaps sensing a chance to get in on the lightweight tablet market before Google tools their own tablet-version of Android, Canonical has let slip that they could have a version of the free and popular Linux flavor Ubuntu ready for tablets early next year.   

Alternative Netbook Operating Systems

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Rather than sticking with Microsoft Windows XP or the updated Windows 7, there are a variety of reasons for checking out alternative operating systems for your netbook.  The benefits of using a few of the following operating systems include being a part of a community of users, regular updates, and running an OS that is […]

Game-changer! Android apps on Ubuntu

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Word out of Ars Technica is Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is developing a method to run mobile-type Android apps on desktop-type Ubuntu, as well as other flavors of Linux. Sounds great for anyone with an Android phone and Linux PC, which is a pretty narrow sliver of the population, but I think the […]

Ubuntu MID Edition Released

Looks like we are inching closer to the MID, this time with an OS. Ubuntu 8.04 for MIDs has been released to the developer community: From canonical.com: We are delighted to be able to welcome Ubuntu Mobile Internet Device (MID) Edition 8.04 to the world as a full developers’ release. It is based on the […]