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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Can Ubuntu run on Windows 8 tablet PCs?

I was looking at some laptop/tablet hybrids, and I came across the Dell XPS 12. It looked like a nice Ultrabook convertible, but (obviously) it runs Windows 8. Can Ubuntu run on any Ultrabook ...
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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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What tablets would be good for running Kubuntu Active?

Looking at getting a tablet and installing Kubuntu Active Precise daily. Which ones would run it best?
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Wacom CTH480 not working on Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I have recently bought a Wacom CTH480 (Intuos pen and touch small) (I am using Ubuntu 13.04 --64 bit) The Wacom Graphics Tablet application present under System Settings is showing "No Tablet ...
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Netbook/Tablet : is there a way to switch between Desktop mode and touch mode (preferably the new Touch interface of Ubuntu)?

I have a Dell Inspiron Duo (a netbook with flipping screen that functions as a tablet as well) ... and to revive this netbook/tablet I installed Ubuntu (13.10). Everything seems to work just fine (in ...
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Switching from Ubuntu Desktop to Ubuntu Tablet

I have been considering buying a Lenovo Yoga 11S (I am aware that I will have to recompile the kernel due to the wireless driver). My main concern is having a good experience in both laptop mode and ...
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When Ubuntu is used on a tablet will it function like a computer?

Is it possible to load Ubuntu for a full computer onto a tablet (not a tablet PC) so that I could use open office or other software that I could use in Ubuntu on a full computer on a tablet? ...
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Ubuntu for tablets has been announced: is it related to HTC One's announcement? [closed]

Won't I be able to download and install Ubuntu on other tablets like Samsung Galaxy Tab or Micromax Funbook? If I can, what was the relation between the timing sync between HTC and Ubuntu? EDIT: My ...
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Can I download Ubuntu for Android to my mobile device?

My question is already in the title. I want to buy a tablet but I want to work with OpenOffice as well. So in combination with a monitor and a dock it would be possible. But can I download Ubuntu for ...
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Is Ubuntu on Tablet also suitable for touchscreen laptops?

I have a Thinkpad X220 Tablet, if I am not wrong is that they call a "convertible" laptop. There will be the possibility to use Ubuntu on Tablet (or even Ubuntu for Phones) with this kind of laptops ...
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How do I configure touchscreen on my HP tx1000 laptop running xubuntu?

I tried looking online for all possible solutions and even installing evtouch package, but nothing seems to work. I know that the tx1000 series laptops are notoriously linux unfriendly. Does anyone ...
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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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Ubuntu Tablet Interface Structure [duplicate]

ANSWER: I currently have all of the Ubuntu touch apps working on my Dell XPS 12 and although unstable, Unity 8 works well too. So I'd accept that all of the tablet features will be working in due ...
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What tablets might Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity work on?

I have seen Ubuntu run through emulators on Android, but with lightweight environments rather than unity. I'm asking because I would like to find a cheap tablet i could possibly use in place of my ...