” So close, you can almost touch it” – a banner that laments the homepage of Ubuntu points to something interesting. The clock counts to 8AM ET on Wednesday, January 2nd. We guess that the pre-CES announcement may focus on mobile, with a touch-friendly interface possibly on the horizon. In an earlier interview , Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth clued that they had plans to launch a touch-enabled ubuntu for the mobile and tablet devices. With the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 not set to release before April 2013 , the best thing would be to join the countdown which is now live at the link below to find out more.