At CES next week, as far as I can tell, much of the consumer product focus will be on smart TVs, super thin TVs, super thin laptops and lots more cheap tablets. And while most of the smart TVs will be running some form of Google TV or a proprietary system, Ubuntu is expected to show off some Linux-powered smart TVs as well.
With computing moving beyond the desktop, and with the market still fairly open, it’s very smart for Ubuntu to bring Linux to the masses through TVs and smartphones.
Ubuntu won’t just have the TV on the show floor, but its own laptops running Ubuntu as well. “We are launching some new products with a greater emphasis on consumer devices and CES is frankly the place to do that,” Jane Silber, Canonical’s CEO, told the BBC.