Ubuntu Here, There, & Everywhere With Unity Desktop Interface
In the post, Shuttleworth said, “By 14.04 LTS Ubuntu will power tablets, phones, TVs and smart screens from the car to the office kitchen, and it will connect those devices cleanly and seamlessly to the desktop, the server and the cloud.”
How might this feat be accomplished? By leveraging Ubuntu’s Unity interface, which is designed to deliver a unified (hence the name) user experience across a variety of form factors, screen sizes, and input methods (including mouse, keyboard, touch, and stylus.
Canonical certainly has the right partnerships in place; Intel, AMD, and ARM will make the chipsets underpinning these Ubuntu-driven, Unity-looking devices, and manufacturers Dell, HP, Asus, Lenovo, Acer, IBM, Vodafone (and more) are apparently on board in one way or another.
Finally, don’t forget that because Ubuntu is an open source endeavor, you can actually participate in making the above a reality by contributing your brains and skills to the effort.