Touch-friendly version of Ubuntu coming soon?

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

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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.


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