Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

Ubuntu on Tablets launched by Canonical – Ubuntu for Nexus devices coming on Thursday

ubuntu on tablets

Hey Open source lovers, its party time! Ubuntu is into this game now. Canonical officially launches “Ubuntu on Tablets” – The Tablet version of the famous Open source Linux OS, Ubuntu.

ubuntu on tablets

Ubuntu has been an excellent Linux OS for PCs so far – With excellent UI, quick booting and shutting time  - Ubuntu is being loved by many open source enthusiasts and it doesn’t want to leave their fans alone in the world of mobile computing. Having released the  Ubuntu for Phones & Ubuntu for Androids – the Smartphone version of Ubuntu recently, Canonical breaks into Tablet market with its latest Ubuntu on Tablets OS.

Watch Ubuntu on Tablets explained by Mark Shuttleworth:

Ubuntu on Tablets comes with an excellent Home screen and you have a guest account too that can make you comfortable to share your tablet with your friends. Ubuntu on Tablets has more functions with a single swipe like bringing in your phone apps just with a swipe and you can scroll down just with your thumb and similar to Macbook, Ubuntu on Tablets allows several exciting gestures that can help you in switching your apps and this makes your multi-tasking easier.

Courtesy: Ubuntu.com

Announcing the new Ubuntu on Tablets in their website, Canonical says,

With unique multitasking productivity, effortless navigation and defence-ready security, Ubuntu raises the bar on tablet design and sets a new standard for the post-PC era. Bright. Brilliant. Beautiful. And naturally neat.

Canonical’s Press Release also confirmed the arrival of Touch Developer preview of Ubuntu on Tablets for Nexus Devices this thursday ( 21st February 2013) and it can be downloaded from developer.ubuntu.com. Apart from being ope nsource, There is one more reason for developers to love this – Just create one app with Ubuntu SDK and it can run across phone, tablet, PC and TV.

Having flooded the tablet market with Android, Google’s gonna face a real battle with its open source counterpart “Ubuntu” and we expect a lot exciting to come up for us from this competition.[via Ubuntu.com]

Pinterest gets a big win with “The Biggest Loser”

Courtesy: NBC.com

NBC’s hit reality show, “The Biggest Loser” partners up with Pinterest, the pinboard-style photo sharing social network for promoting healthy lifestyle choices to its millions of viewers. Calling its the first-of-its-kind partnership, NBC wants to show a pop-up text showing a link to its Pinterest page { http://pinterest.com/nbcbiggestloser } when contestants either try a new exercise or see a healthy recipe or explore a healthy lifestyle tip on the show.

Courtesy: NBC.com

Courtesy: NBC.com

In Pinterest, Viewers can find the detailed how-to images from the show’s expert trainers like Dolvett Quince and Chef Devin Alexander and they can re-pin it or add it to their board or share it with their friends –  ultimately spreading the word “Healthiness” with a whole new community.

This Pinterest link pop-up will go on-air starting from today’s show and NBC can expect a lot of new visitors to its Pinterest page and thereby to its TV show if users are impressed with the Photos in the Pinterest.

[via BI]