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this is this new Linux distribution for tablets based on Ubuntu and completely inspired by iPadOS

The market for tablet and convertible operating systems has been idle for a long time. Apple leads it with iPadOS on iPads, and Microsoft has made Windows 10 relevant on touch devices following the failure of Windows RT. The operating system that does not have much prominence in this area is Linux, and turning the tables on that is what the creators of JingOS are going to try.

As its own developers advertise, JingOS is nothing more than the result of the search to have an interface like that of iPadOS in the Linux world, with focus for tablets. This is not to say that it cannot be used as a keyboard and mouse on any x86 processor computer, it is simply not their focus.


A system for tablets based on Ubuntu 20.04 KDE 5.75 and Plasma Mobile 5.20


Jingling Tech, the company behind JingOS, has announced that on January 31st they will launch the first version downloadable for the public, JingOS v0.6. This is a version preview that have been tested on equipment such as the Surface Pro 6 or the Huawei Matebook 14 (and at the moment they are the only devices listed with compatibility). To reach version 1.0 we will have to wait until the end of June this year, when in addition plan to support the JingPad C1, an ARM tablet.

On the way, for example in March, plan to add their own app store (JingOS App Store), and also, by March 31, they say that they will have much more support than the mentioned Huawei and the Surface. In the JingOS video, you can see how they use the device with a trackpad, and they say that the bet in this regard is inspired by that of iPadOS with the touch control of the Magic Keyboard.

The control of the system is done through gestures like those of iPadOS

JingOS is a system based on Ubuntu 20.04, KDE 5.75 and Plasma Mobile 5.20, and as such it has the same flexibility that we can expect with any desktop Linux machine, on paper. They never hide the inspiration, with a lot of white and blue visible in the way it is also on the iPad, and with native applications that also look a lot like the iPad. The advantages over one are obvious: be able to have a native command line, to be able to program directly on the device, etc.

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From the team promise that JingOS will be open source and it will be published on GitHub, and the repository of the system calculator is now available. It remains to be seen, yes, everything else, which is a lot.

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