The Quiet Rise of Linux Tablets

[ Thanks to Amy
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

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