A general-purpose computer, usually portable, contained in a single panel and using a touch screen as the input device.

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What is Ubuntu Touch (Ubuntu for Phones)

Following up on Canonical's announcement, what is Ubuntu for phones, where can I download a copy of the OS to run on my phone? And how do I know if it's compatible with my phone?
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Can Ubuntu run on a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT?

My family might be buying a Windows Surface tablet with Windows RT (Nvidia)? I was wondering if I can run Ubuntu or WUBI on it for my homework?
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What are some tablets that can run Ubuntu? [closed]

I can't believe I'm actually asking this, but what are some good, cheap tablets that can run Ubuntu? I'm considering getting a tablet, but I don't really want an expensive one like an iPad. And I love ...
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Will Ubuntu Touch work on my tablet or phone? [duplicate]

I have a Kindle Fire HD and want to know if the tablet version works or not. Can it be used to take the place of the Candle operating system?
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32-Bit UEFI Boot Support

I recently purchased a Dell Venue 8 Pro. I have read online about what it needs in order to boot into Ubuntu or any other Linux distro. From what I have gathered, what really needs to happen is 32-...
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Are there plans for handwriting recognition?

This is a big feature when it comes to putting Ubuntu onto tablets. Currently, Netbook edition works great for that purpose and the pen digitiser is perfect, but the handwriting would be a real ...
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Are there plans for system-wide smooth scrolling?

As Ubuntu seems to be making strategic preparations for a tablet-like experience, I wondered what priority smooth scrolling is for the team. A use case: I read PDFs on a netbook on a daily basis. ...
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What are the multi-touch netbooks/tablets that work with Ubuntu? [closed]

I will be going to University soon and am looking for a tablet/netbook on which I can use a stylus to write notes (Chinese characters mostly). I have only found 2 netbooks (with swivel screens and ...
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Is there an Ubuntu tablet edition?

Is there a tablet version of Ubuntu? Will it run on the iPad or motion LE1600?
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Which recent tablet/notebook convertible PCs run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flawlessly?

I’m an Ubuntu newbie, and I’m interested in acquiring a tablet/notebook convertible PC that will run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS without lots of hardware incompatibility and driver tweaking hassles. In ...
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Will there be x86 builds of Ubuntu Tablet / Phone?

While there is plenty of buzz for Ubuntu Touch / Ubuntu Phone builds for Nexuses, are there any images (if at all) coming for the normal x86 platform. I am particularly interested in the Ubuntu Tablet ...
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Make long click act like a right click?

Just got my netbook edition of Ubuntu working with my tablets touch screen about 3 seconds ago... but straight away, I've noticed something - is it possible to make the right click menu show up when I ...
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How do I make Thinkpad X220T Tablet with multitouch screen work?

I am have a Thinkpad X220T with the multitouch screen. This model comes with two options for the screen, only one has the multitouch capabilities. My question is strictly about touchscreen NOT the ...
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How to add new Users to Ubuntu tablet BQ M10?

I have just unboxed my all-new BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition and started it for the first time. The device comes with Ubuntu 15.04 pre-installed. While playing around, I was unable to find any setting ...
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Can I replace the Android OS with Ubuntu on the Zeki 7.0" Android Tablet?

I just ordered this tablet from Target, but I would much rather have Ubuntu on it than Android. Is there any way I can remove Android and install Ubuntu with the necessary drivers? It seems like it ...
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Can I ssh (into a mobile device) via USB?

I have a tablet with a USB connection to a host computer. (Ideally the host is running Windows, but if absolutely necessary I could switch the host to be Ubuntu also.) I want to be able to SSH into ...
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On screen Keyboard with uTouch

I want to buy a Mecer LUCID Slate tablet and install unity on the tablet. Thus no keyboard. Clicking on a text entry field will this bring up a on screen keyboard? Does uTouch support a on screen ...
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Is there a tablet-centric desktop available for Ubuntu?

I have a Lenovo x61 tablet PC running Ubuntu 10.04. I've got Karol Krizka's auto-rotate daemon working, along with a variety of other applications like cellwriter, though for some reason even when it'...
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Tablet BIOS (UEFI) won't accept boot from USB

I have a x64 tablet running win 8.1. I am trying to install different Linux distro's. Unfortunately I am having trouble booting up from live usb. I got all set up in bios, turned off secure boot, ...
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How to connect a Nexus 10 to transfer files?

This is a similar question to How to connect Nexus 7 with Ubuntu , But the solution given there doesnt work. How can I connect Nexus 10 on ubuntu. It gives me an error (actually tries to access the ...
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Ultrabook convertibles that work fully with Ubuntu?

Are there any ultrabook convertible laptops that work fully with Ubuntu or can easily be made to fully work? I would like a device like the Lenovo Yoga and the Dell XPS convertible that works fully ...
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Is there a Tablet version of Ubuntu coming up?

Unity seems VERY touch friendly: large icons, high contrast etc. Could it be possible to see it on the tablet market? Since it's very hardware friendly (last I checked, some Ubuntu distros actually ...
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Getting on screen keyboard when click on text entry field

I have an acer iconia w500 tab that i installed ubuntu on. Its working great except one thing - when i click on a text entry field, the on screen keyboard does not pop up as did on windows. Anyone ...
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Can I use the Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer on other tablets?

could I install Ubuntu on galaxy note using Nexus 7 Desktop Installer?
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Are there any Ubuntu Tablets for sale in the U.S.?

Are there any tablets preinstalled with Ubuntu for sale in the United States? If so, who makes them and where can they be purchased?
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Is QML the only way to create apps in Ubuntu for tablets?

As I've seen from the tutorials, QML seems the only way to create graphical apps in Ubuntu for tablets. Other languages seem to be only for using OpenGL, not Qt libraries. My question can be ...
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Can Ubuntu run on Windows 8 tablet PCs and convertibles? (Dell XPS 12)

I was looking at some laptop/tablet hybrids, and I came across the Dell XPS 12 (with an Intel CPU). It looked like a nice Ultrabook convertible, but (obviously) it runs Windows 8. Can Ubuntu run on ...
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Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition User Manual?

The quick start guide for the Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Edition provides a web address on www.bq.com for downloading the full user manual for the M10. Although manuals for other Aquarius devices exist, ...
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Sometimes ubuntu takes 2 minutes to start

Sorry for the English mistakes, I'm Spanish. I have a tablet with ubuntu 11.10 completely updated. Sometimes it takes about 35 seconds to boot, I suppose it's a right time. However, there are LOTS ...
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User friendly way to access an MTP device (Android 3.0 tablet)

Is there a user friendly way to access a MTP device from Ubuntu such as an Android 3.0 tablet? Thanks.
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Wacom tablet removed after sleep mode

The tablet functionality stops working after I wake my Lenovo Tablet from sleep mode (closing & opening lit). The error message is "Tablet Serial Wacom Tablet (Lenovo X201) removed" (screenshot: ...
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Will Ubuntu have full tablet functionality on a Lenovo Tablet PC?

Considering a Lenovo Tablet PC, (not sure which one yet). Will UBUNTU work with full tablet functionality including touch screen? Do any touch screen Tablet PC's work? (Panasonic, HP, Dell, etc...)?
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mouse stuck after resumption from suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 on a Gateway TA1 convertable tablet PC. After I suspend by closing the lid, and resume by reopening the lid, I cannot use my trackpad mouse anymore. How can I fix this? ...
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How to deactivate multitouch on a Thinkpad x220/x230 tablet?

When writing with the stylus pen (in for example Xournal) the multitouch function is very annoying: When I place my writing hand on the display it produces random lines and figures. So I would like ...
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How can I get Involved in the Ubuntu (Mobile) Dev Team?

Like the title states, how can I join the Ubuntu Mobile development team? I'm not too experienced but I'd like to help out as I enjoy prototyping hardware with Ubuntu.
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How can I backup media from a tablet to my Ubuntu desktop?

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 How can I use my desktop to back up my tablet? I tried to call Samsung support earlier, but they wanted $200 for their tech support!
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Can I write apps for Ubuntu phones and tablets with Mono?

I just wanted to ask if it will be possible to write apps with C# and .NET via Mono for Ubuntu Tablet and Phone. I could not find anything about this matter. Since I heard that the version for ...
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Bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition: desktop mode question

I'm so interested in buying the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition! Ubuntu on desktop rules, I'm using it since 2008 :-) I'm actually a light computer user and I do 99% of my daily tasks in the cloud (using ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu in Tablets & Smartphones

I have heard some devices come with Ubuntu installed but is it possible to install it on Tablets and Smartphones that do not have Ubuntu preinstalled.
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ubuntu-touch on convertible (x86, 12.04)

I would like to test drive ubuntu-touch on a 12.04 based convertible notebook. This is a normal notebook without android and a intel amd64 capable cpu (not arm cpu). (See also the Shuttleworth ...
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URL to Complete list of native- & web apps for Ubuntu tablet version on BQ M10

Where van I find the complete list of native- and web apps yhat operational on Ubuntu tablet (BQ M10 tablet)? I'm especially interested in professional graphical applications like Scribus, Inkscape, ...
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How do I get to the shell on ubuntu tablet?

Just got my brand-new Aquaris M10 ubuntu edition - but I don't seem to get beyond the few apps that are on the left-hand menu. How do I get to the shell? How do I start sshd?
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Installing Ubuntu on Win 8 Tablet

I know this may seem a little bit duplicated, but my problem is more worse. It's like this: I have got a Win 8 tablet pc, which uses EFI boot option instead of UEFI. But what make it worse is that it ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 on a ARCHOS 101 Internet Tablet?

Does anyone have experience with the ARCHOS 101 Internet Tablet 8gb or 16gb. Can I install Ubuntu 11.04 on it? Can I dual boot Ubuntu / Android? Specs on Archos
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Ubuntu available for smart phones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is ‘Ubuntu for phones’ and how can I get it? Recently, we have heard a lot about different powerful tablets and smartphones with operating systems such as Android or ...
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Patched kernel, everything works except the device Huion 580 that was supposed to work with the patch

This is related to this question. I downloaded kernel 3.9.10, applied the patch with patch -p1 < ../huion.patch, then I followed this instructions to compile the kernel, then I installed the deb ...
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Can you install Ubuntu on XPS 18

Dell has a new 18" tablet. Can you install ubuntu and if so does it support all of the necessary elements like touch?
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How do I get the stylus working on a Lenovo X220 Tablet?

I have just got a Lenovo X220 Tablet and I would like to have a dual boot with Ubuntu. I installed it successfully but after installing Inkscape and Xournal I realized that the stylus doesn't work (it ...
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What specs would a tablet need to run painting apps (mypaint, etc.) well?

I want to pick up a tablet or touch-enabled laptop to use for drawing and painting with a stylus. But I'm not sure whether one of the convertible netbooks from Asus and others would have the guts to ...
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Ubuntu Tablet Programs

I am thinking of buying the new Ubuntu tablet, but I am not sure exactly what will run on the device. My questions are: Is there a complete list of programs that will work on the tablet? Will ...