Touch-friendly version of Ubuntu coming soon?

By on January 2, 2013
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Countdown says you can “almost touch it”.


Ubunutu has long been one of the more popular Linux distributions out there, and it seems that the free OS is about to release a new touch-friendly version of the OS.

A countdown timer has appeared on the OS’s homepage teasing “So close, you can almost touch it”, indicating that an OS release is imminent that will be optimized for touch-enabled PCs. Canonical, the company that publishes Ubuntu, has long hinted that the OS would feature touch integration and its latest OS mimics a design that would work fairly well on a touch-enabled PC.

Ubunutu has in the past hinted that it would like to also appear on handsets in the future, which would enable more powerful devices to function as both a smartphone and a full-fledged desktop PC. Another ambitious project is to also bring Ubuntu to TVs in the near future.


A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys hurling fireballs and tinkering with the latest gadgets. Follow him on Twitter as @theregos

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