A Chinese company has been teasing a new Linux-based operating system designed for tablets for the past few weeks, promising to release JingOS, “the world’s first iPadOS-style Linux distro” on January 31.

But it looks like the operating system may not only be for tablets – the company’s latest tease shows the operating system running on an 8 inch convertible mini-laptop that looks a lot like the Chuwi MiniBook.

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the operating system, but you can read some preliminary details in a FAQ (the OS is currently based on Ubuntu 20.04 and KDE 5.75 with the Plasma Mobile 5.20 user interface, but the custom Jing Desktop Environment is coming later this year and the roadmap calls for adding support for Android apps with the release of version 1.0 in June).

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4 replies on “Lilbits: A new Linux-based tablet OS, and the latest Bond villain is… product placement?”

  1. I read about this on OMG! Ubuntu yesterday….I believe someone mentioned JingOS had plans for phone compatibility as well.

  2. Reminds me of Jingos!, the ultra stain and odor remover. As well as another word I don’t care to mention.
    From what little they show in that video, you don’t have to do much to replicate that experience in any KDE distro. Download the “Launchpad Plasma” widget, then put a single panel at the bottom of the screen, and put an Icons-Only Task Manager on it, and that’s approximately most of it.

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