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Ubuntu 10.10 Unity uTouch demo

One of the more exciting aspects of Ubuntu 10.10 is undoubtedly the Unity shell in Ubuntu Netbook Edition and the uTouch touch screen capabilities bundled with it. In his latest blog entry Canonical's Gerry Carr unveils this new user experience in a cool video demonstration that shouldn't be missed...

“One of the coolest things though is one that will be experienced by the fewest people at this point – touch. Unity is fully touch-enabled – those big icons are screaming out to have a digit poked at them,” explains  Carr. “But as ever, the boys in the lab, or in this case Duncan McGregor‘s  multi-touch team have gone a step further and created a multi-touch ‘gesture’ library. This allows finger combinations to do groovy things like expand and reduce windows, pull up multiple windows in one workspace, and call up the ‘dash’ automatically. These are in 10.10. In 11.04 we will see a lot more.”

You can catch the rest of Gerry’s blog entry here, but let’s skip to the good stuff – uTouch on Ubuntu Unity in action…

Let us know what you think in the comments thread below and keep your eyes peeled for our full Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition review coming soon…

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