Ekoore ET10TA Ubuntu Tablet Set to Launch in Early 2011

Ekoore ET10TAWhile we heard rumors that Ubuntu was working on a tablet version of its OS, but was later officially denied, we now have an Italian startup who is committed to shipping an Intel Atom-powered tablet with Ubuntu netbook edition. For those unfamiliar, this particular edition includes multi-touch support and a netbook-optimized interface called Unity that should play [...]

AirPlay Unofficially Finds Its Way to XBMC

XBMC AirPlay DemoOK, we've seen an AirPlay hack that allows an iDevice to zap content over to a Mac for playback as if it were an Apple TV. Now, we're seeing an iDevice, in this case an iPad, zap content over to XBMC running on Ubuntu / Linux. The python script, as you can see in the [...]

Ubuntu One Music App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad is Now AirPlay Capable

Ubuntu One Music with AirPlay SupportThis is kind of interesting.... Ubuntu One, Ubuntu's cloud storage locker service with music purchase and multi-device sync support, is now AirPlay capable, thanks to iOS 4.2. What that means, essentially, is that Ubuntu One Music (part of Ubuntu One Mobile) can stream your cloud-stored MP3s directly to an AirPlay compatible device, like the new [...]

Ubuntu 11.04 to Include Unity as the Default Desktop Interface (Look Out Mac OS X Lion)

Ubuntu Developer uTouch DemoI hinted to this yesterday with our post on uTouch atop Ubuntu's new Unity interface for notebooks. It turns out that Ubuntu will include, according to Ubuntu founder, Mark Shuttleworth, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit going on this week (video coverage), its custom Unity interface as the default UI on top of GNOME for [...]

Ubuntu Demos uTouch Atop Ubuntu’s New Unity Interface for Netbooks

Ubuntu Developer uTouch DemoWe've covered uTouch and Ubuntu Netbook Edition (UNE) on this site before — noting that the company is steps away from being able to create their own tablet OS variant (something that was rumored about earlier this year). Now the Ubuntu Developer channel has produced a video demonstrating uTouch atop Ubuntu's new Unity interface in [...]

Augen’s GENTOUCH Espresso Doppio Tablet / Netbook Hybrid Boasts Android and Ubuntu OS

Augen GENTOUCH Espresso Doppio GraphicI think Augen may be on to something here! We've seen hybrid tablet /netbooks earlier this year at CES — most notably the Lenovo IdeaPad U1 (video below). However, this little bugger called the GENTOUCH Espresso Doppio may get things right — at least in theory. First off, it leverages a power-sipping 1Ghz ARM processor instead [...]

Canonical Announces the Release of uTouch for Ubuntu OS

uTouch Two-finger GesturesThis week Canonical, the backers of Ubuntu, announced that the next release of Ubuntu 10.10 will ship with a multi-touch and gesture stack called uTouch, which integrates all the way down to the kernel level. uTouch will include an open source gesture recognition engine and gesture API that software developers can tap into that will [...]

Ubuntu Wants to ‘Bring the Sexy Back’ to Netbooks (Specifically ARM-based Netbooks)

Ubuntu Netbook Edition ARM Reference DesignAttached here is a demo of Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.07 for ARM processors running on a 1Ghz Freescale i.MX51 Pegatron netbook reference design. UNE 10.07 (releasing this July) will support Cortex-A8, multi-core A9 processors and will take full advantage of ARM's multimedia processing and power efficiencies. UNE — though not mentioned in the video here — will [...]