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Tallahassee, FL
reply to Snakeoil

Re: Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal is released today.

said by Snakeoil:

Is the people behind Ubuntu looking to have it run on a tablet?

Yes. At the UDS for 12.04 in Orlando it was announced that work would begin to have Ubuntu running on tablets, phones and TVs. The phone and tablet work has been pretty stagnant to the best of my knowledge. Ubuntu TV work is well on its way.
Todays' Unity interface would be horrible to run on a portable device as the interface requires a lot of keyboard use to be effective. It is also designed to try to get people from placing stuff on their desktop. On tablets desktops are key to easy usability.
So Unity has a long way to go before it will be ready to work on portable handheld devices, but getting it there is a longterm goal of the project.
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