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Canonical's Ubuntu Touch Efforts: A Closer Look

Oct 21, 2010, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Tozzi)

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"Most of the hype about touchscreen devices these days centers around the iPad and other highly proprietary hardware. But Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has made major bets in recent months that touch-enabled computers will become ubiquitous in the open-source world as well. It made that belief clear last week when it showcased the Unity interface running on a tablet computer. Read on for a look.

"Canonical's major initiatives in recent months have included the development of a gesture library, called uTouch, for touchscreen devices, as well as the introduction of Unity, a new Ubuntu variant customized for netbooks. The convergence of the two projects was only natural, and was made clear last week in a video posted on Canonical's blog."

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