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The Quiet Rise of Linux Tablets

Oct 21, 2010, 02:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

"One of the things I have been working on this fall is a business-oriented book about the iPad.

"I mention this because, (a) it's a shameless plug and (b) it leads into the topic of tablet computing, which I think is a lot stronger moving forward than people realize.

"This is not meant to be self-serving, because the future of tablet and touch-interface devices like them will be on far more devices than the iPad. Already Android phones and tablets are in or coming very soon to the consumer device market, which many predict will soon dominate that market.

"And even "traditional" Linux interfaces are getting into the mix. Last Thursday, Canonical's Gerry Carr was pretty excited about the new multi-touch gesture library the Unity team has developed for Ubuntu Netbook Edition. There's a nice one-minute video on Carr's blog entry that highlights these early features of Unity."

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