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Ubuntu ported to the Nook color

Another day and another device finds itself capable of running Ubuntu.

This time the device in question is Barnes and Noble’s ‘Nook Colour’ eBook reader.

With its 7-inch colour multi-touch touchscreen the device makes for a comfortable fit running Ubuntu, with most major desktop applications benefitting from the near-normal screen resolution.

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Compromises have been made however. As eagle eyed readers will spot from the screenshot above the tweaked-Ubuntu port runs the lightweight LXDE desktop environment.

The full guide on how to install (and deal with) Ubuntu on the Nook Color can be found on the XDE Developer Forums in this thread.

Via XDA Developers

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