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Apple iPad: Helping or Hurting Ubuntu Mobile Internet Devices?

At first glance, it will be difficult for Canonical and Ubuntu to compete with Apple’s dominant iPad in the tablet market. But now that I’ve had some time to really think about the situation, I think the iPad will help to re-ignite Ubuntu’s Mobile Internet Device (MID) effort against Microsoft Windows. Here’s why.

When Nine Lives Media Inc. launched WorksWithU in May 2008, we blogged quite a bit about the Ubuntu MID market. MIDs were supposed to be WiFi-centric mobile devices. Not quite smart phones. Not quite notebooks. Somewhere in between. But along the way, netbooks running Windows and Ubuntu gained popularity. And more recently, Apple’s iPad has redefined the tablet market by selling more than 2 million units since launch.

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