Shuttleworth denies plans for Ubuntu on tablets

By   |  June 14, 2010

Canonical chief Mark Shuttleworth says that the company is not planning an Ubuntu version for tablet PCs.

In an interview with Golem (Google English version), Shuttleworth said that the comments of Chris Kenyon, business development director at Canonical, had been misinterpreted.

The Ubuntu founder apparently said that Ubuntu was primarily aimed at desktops, notebooks and servers and was optimised for netbooks.

That may be the case but with UNR (Ubuntu Netbook Remix) and Ubuntu Light already under development, if Ubuntu doesn’t develop a tablet edition of the OS that will be news. Ubuntu light is designed to be shipped with Windows on netbooks and give users an almost-instant-on alternative for when they want to surf the Web or check email. Which is not a far stretch from what a tablet OS would offer.

Via H-Online


One Response to “Shuttleworth denies plans for Ubuntu on tablets”

  1. Lunamystry
    June 18th, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    I am still hoping for a meego ubuntu. A nokia tablet netbook that runs meego interface on Ubuntu and is powered by intel’s new awesome chip for mobile devices.

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