Canonical Puts Ubuntu on Nexus 7 Tablet

If you want to use Ubuntu Linux on your tablet, you’re in luck — if you happen to own a Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Nexus 7, at least. That device, which Canonical has targeted as a proving ground for Ubuntu on mobile devices, can now run the operating system. Here are the details, and some thoughts on Canonical’s approach to conquering the mobile world.
As we noted earlier, Canonical has committed to a strong focus on putting Ubuntu on tablets, smartphones, TVs and other emerging hardware devices. And with the development cycle for the next Ubuntu release, version 13.04, starting to get under way after the introduction of the last release a couple of weeks ago, Canonical developers have begun working to make good on that promise.
Already, they’ve reached a first major milestone by building an image of Ubuntu that can be installed on the Nexus 7 tablet. And not only is installation possible, but it’s actually remarkably easy if one follows these simple instructions, which explain how to perform the installation from an Ubuntu desktop machine using a simple graphical interface.
For Canonical, getting Ubuntu running on a tablet is no mean feat. Beyond Android, which is a far cry from traditional

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