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I have an acer aspire r7 , its a convertible laptop/tablet.

I am interested in running a UI which is more like ubuntu touch. I installed the 13.10 thinking it was going to be more touch friendly, but it is not.

Is there some desktop environment or window manager I can use that has a more touch friendly UI?

I'd like swiping, and scrolling to be more like android or windows 8 than like mouse driven interfaces.

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There are three touch enabled interfaces for Linux:

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i may be wrong, but it looks like all three of those are minimalist approaches to the OS. what im after is a full featured OS with the touch interface (think windows 8). id like to be able to use the laptop in tablet mode without it being a huge pain. but with ubuntu the touchscreen acts like a mouse. which makes everything difficult. runing android x86 on it is a GREAT! but again its a lightweight os with limitations, i just need a good interface for ubuntu for use with the screen –  user246838 Feb 11 at 19:58
    
You asked specifically for a desktop environment and I provided a few options. If you are looking for an OS then this question belongs to another site. In any case, the only touch system I would recommend at this stage is CyanogenMod. –  Luís de Sousa Feb 11 at 21:04
    
see i dont see options for installing your suggestions as desktop environments maybe thats where i got confused –  user246838 Feb 12 at 0:02
    
If you have difficulties installing software on Ubuntu open a question on that. And don't forget to be specific. –  Luís de Sousa Feb 12 at 10:10
    
@user246838 None of those are operating systems. They're not distros either. They're all Desktop Environments for the linux operating system. You can install them on any distro. Some of those pages have prebuilt images based on an exisiting OS with fixes targeted at certain devices, but they're still just linux with a different DE on top. For example, Ubuntu is essentially Linux+fixes+UnityDE. You could add plasma-active (or any DE) to an existing K/L/X/Ubuntu install via ppa, or you could install a version of K/L/X/Ubuntu preconfigured with plasma-active (or whatever DE you want). –  amanthethy Sep 15 at 23:37

Android-x86 obviously provides a solid tablet touch interface while being easy to install. Just install Lil' Debi and XServer XSDL to run Linux applications.

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