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Ubuntu Touch was made for mobiles, as i understand it, but would it be possible to make it work on a touch computer? Like if I get a touch computer with windows on it, I would like to install the ubuntu touch OS on it instead, or anything else that would be similar. I havent't tried anything because I couldn't find anything that could be installed on a computer. Thanks for answering! :)

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If it's a laptop that happens to have a touch screen, then you should run normal Ubuntu desktop and it should work. When we talk about Ubuntu Touch, we're talking about interfaces that are designed for touch, but touch screens are supported on Ubuntu and have been for quite a while. Of course, like most other hardware, you need driver support.

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Ubuntu touch made for ARM devices (at least as of now) and not compatible with x86, am I right? –  Web-E Jul 15 '13 at 4:42
Yes, for now, all Ubuntu Touch devices are ARM-devices, but it is also supposed to be run on Atom, etc, according to the specs for the superphone, anyway. Touch screen support is available on Ubuntu in general, including Intel-based hardware, such as Asus Vivobook x202e. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Jul 15 '13 at 5:32

Ubuntu touch works like android, so it's optimised for touch only and as a result, simple controls like a remote. If you have a keyboard and trackpad/mouse too (complex controls) it's probably better just to use ubuntu desktop.

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