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Re: GNU/Linux Tablets Coming

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____/ bbgruff on Tuesday 30 Aug 2011 12:06 : \____

> On Tuesday 30 August 2011 09:12 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Ubuntu-powered Tablet Computers: Will they work or wonât they?
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>> | Although essentially every other software company (except Microsoft of
>> | course) has been relying on the good old Android, there have been some
>> | whispers about the porting of Ubuntu to these sleek gadgets. Whatâs
>> | more, a Chinese company is already working on a fully functional
>> | Ubuntu-powered tablet computer.
>> `----
> Ah - but for Ubuntu tablets, Linux will need a new GUI.
> It would be nice if that UI could be used on both tablets (touch/gestures),
> *and* on desktops - e.g. a docked tablet, using a K/B and mouse or touchpad.
> In other words, we (Linux) need a unified interface.
> Perhaps, when somebody dreams it up, we could have a competition to name it?
> I vote that we call it Unity.

This is what Jono Bacon told me about the purpose and the name of Unity. We 
shall see how it works out. Mind you, KDE4/Plasma and GNOME3 also did the 
adjustment for mobile devices, so Unity reinvents the wheel.

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