Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pear OS an Ubuntu derivate that uses a customized version of Gnome Shell, called Pear Shell and has a design inspired by Mac OS X. Pear OS 8 has been released yesterday, but David Tavares, the main developer of Pear OS has bigger plans than that.
David has also created an IndieGoGo campaign, in order to raise €10,500 in 42 days, money needed for developing Pear OS Tablet 8 Editon RT (ARM) and Pear OS 8 Pro Tablet Edition (x64), two Pear OS operating systems specially optimized to work on the Microsoft Surface tablets, a tablet that has been created for Windows 8.
Until now, Ubuntu versions that have UEFI support have been experimentally ported on Microsoft tablets, but they don’t behave well enough to be usable for daily tasks.
Since €10.5000 in 42 days is a reasonable amount of money, this campaign has good chances. This could be the rise of the Linux / Ubuntu systems in the tablet market. via lffl.org