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Ubuntu Mobile takes on Apple touch interface. Ubuntu Mobile Canonical today hoped to preempt all comers today with news of Ubuntu Mobile.

Ubuntu Mobile takes on Apple touch interface

Its first Linux variant aimed at handhelds, the software is tailored for the Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) expected to launch in spring based on Intel's Silverthorne technology and is designed to recognize basic iPhone-like gestures such as swiping to scroll through menus and websites. A scrolling visual front end based on Flash or Clutter replaces the traditional Ubuntu desktop and is designed to be used solely with fingers, including with an on-screen keyboard. MIDs based on Ubuntu Mobile will also have full feature support once users launch actual programs, Canonical promises. In addition to full web browsing support, any handheld should support 3D through OpenGL and will have support for 3G cellular Internet access, Wi-Fi, and WiMAX through services such as Sprint's Xohm network.

By Electronista Staff. Linux for Beginners. Hewlett-Packard will apparently need close to two months to start fulfilling backorders for the (temporarily) revived TouchPad tablet.

Linux for Beginners

"It will take 6-8 weeks to build enough HP TouchPads to meet our current commitments, during which time your order will then ship from this stock with free ground shipping," read an email sent to customers and reprinted in a Sept. 7 posting on the blog. "You will receive a shipping notification with a tracking number once your order has shipped. "That would place the new TouchPads in consumers' hands sometime in either late October or early November.

The reduced-price devices are not returnable, according to the email. HP originally acquired webOS as part of its takeover of Palm in 2010. Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. Tablet PCs, Pen PCs and Convertibles with Linux. An overview of Linux installations on Tablet PCs, NotePads, WebPads, PenPCs, SmartDisplays, Convertibles and Slates.

Tablet PCs, Pen PCs and Convertibles with Linux

At the bottom of this page there is a survey of Linux applications and drivers useful for TabletPCs. *) available pre-equipped with Linux submit a new entry Documentation. Linux on a tc4200. Creating a Dual-Boot Windows XP and Ubuntu Laptop. By Kevin Farnham 05/08/2006 Transforming an XP Laptop into a Dual-Boot XP/Ubuntu Linux System Notebook computers are generally preloaded with Windows XP, but for those of us who do considerable work in the Linux environment, a Windows-only notebook is far from ideal.

I worked with Unix on Windows packages such as Uwin and Cygwin for several years, but I finally decided I wanted a full Linux installation on my notebook. I started with my aging Toshiba laptop (which had about 90 percent of its 30GB disk filled) and, without losing any data, turned it into a dual-boot XP/Ubuntu Linux system with a shared partition where many of my user files were accessible whether I was using XP or Ubuntu. This made the laptop much more versatile, which is ideal for a developer who works in Linux but must also work in Windows for certain applications or for Windows-based development. This article describes the steps I took to complete the dual-boot conversions.

Prerequisites: Disk Space and CDs Figure 1. Essentials, 2006 edition [dive into mark] Linux Newbie Guide: Shortcuts And Commands. Linux Shortcuts and Commands: Linux Newbie Administrator Guideby Stan and Peter Klimas This is a practical selection of the commands we use most often.

Linux Newbie Guide: Shortcuts And Commands

Press <Tab> to see the listing of all available command (on your PATH). On my small home system, it says there are 2595 executables on my PATH. Many of these "commands" can be accessed from your favourite GUI front-end (probably KDE or Gnome) by clicking on the right menu or button. Legend:<> = single special or function key on the keyboard. Notes for the UNIX Clueless:1. 7.1 Linux essential shortcuts and sanity commands <Ctrl><Alt><F1>Switch to the first text terminal.

<Ctrl><Alt><Fn> (n=1..6) Switch to the nth text terminal. ttyPrint the name of the terminal in which you are typing this command. <Ctrl><Alt><F7>Switch to the first GUI terminal (if X-windows is running on this terminal). <Ctrl><Alt><Fn> (n=7..12) Switch to the nth GUI terminal (if a GUI terminal is running on screen n-1). <ArrowUp>Scroll and edit the command history. . .. .