Hands-on with Ubuntu TV, above and under the hood


    At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Monday, platform vendor Canonical unveiled a special version of Ubuntu that is designed for televisions. The platform has an integrated media library manager and will offer DVR capabilities. It includes a variant of the Unity shell that is intended to be operated with a television remote control.

    The launch of Ubuntu TV fits with Canonical’s efforts to bring its popular Linux distribution to a variety of mobile and embedded form factors. These include an Ubuntu smartphone operating system due to arrive by 2014. The decision to launch a platform for televisions was unexpected, but seems like a natural step for Canonical’s evolving consumer electronics strategy.

    Read the rest of this article...

    Read the comments on this post

    Continued here:
    Hands-on with Ubuntu TV, above and under the hood


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here


    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.