Shuttleworth Says That Canonical is Not Developing Ubuntu For Tablets
By on June 25th, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, Canonical’s Vice President of OEM, Chris Kenyon was quoted as saying that a light-weight touch friendly version of Ubuntu will be available in tablets by the first quarter next year. This created a lot of excitement  among the Ubuntu community.

However, Ubuntu’s Benevolent Dictator For Life, Mark Shuttleworth has denied that they are developing Ubuntu for tablets. He said that Chris Kenyon was misunderstood. He also said that Canonical’s main focus for Ubuntu remains on the desktop, netbooks and servers.

Canonical is indeed working with OEM to bring Ubuntu in various forms to the people. They are developing an instant-on version of Ubuntu called Ubuntu Light for OEMs which will be installed installed alongside another OS. Some OEMs also ship Netbooks with Ubuntu. However because of the touch intensive usage pattern of tablets, a different kind of UI is required for tablets.

I, for one, am disappointed with this news. What about you?

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  • http://www.techarraz.com Chinmoy Kanjilal

    I am disappointed too! AFAIK, Canonical wrote a post talking about development for Tablet devices..

 
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