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Touch-based Ubuntu OS will be here at 1pm

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Jan 2013 11:52 User comments (4)

Touch-based Ubuntu OS will be here at 1pm Two days ago, Canonical posted a teaser countdown timer on the Ubuntu homepage.
The time is almost here, as the counter expires on 1PM EST today. The post had a "So close, you can almost touch it" tagline, suggesting the update will be the long-awaited touch-based Ubuntu update, making the OS plenty more useful for users who may want it on tablets or other touch devices.

Canonical boss Mark Shuttleworth announced last year that a cross-device OS was coming, and let it be known that Ubuntu 14.04 with full mobile and tablet support was already slated for April 2014.

Most recently, the company updated Ubuntu to 12.04, adding a new "HUD" interface and major improvements to the OS' built-in app store.

We will have an update after 1PM.

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4 user comments

12.1.2013 12:12

this should be good :D

22.1.2013 13:14

Wow, this is pretty cool.

33.1.2013 1:04

But ARE THERE ANY TAKERS???

Ubuntu has UbuntuTV but I have yet to see ANY TV with UbuntuTV on it....

44.1.2013 13:43

I like this operating system and use it on some older pcs and my new one it runs very nice and I haven't had any problems.

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