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Old 02-26-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
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Recommend a version of Linux for a Motion Computing J3500


As stated in the title what do you recommend for a Motion Computing J3500.

J3500


One of the biggest things required is friendly to use on-screen keyboard.

Thanks
 
Old 02-27-2013, 04:12 AM   #2
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http://www.motioncomputing.com/resou...0_specs_US.pdf

Mildly more useful information on that device.

2 usb slots which is where I would assume you'll be booting linux from. AFAIK, the touchscreen is just a mouse pointer device. The usability for such a thing would require accessibility features like an on screen keyboard. Otherwise a standard intel x86 cpu and gpu. You might try booting ubuntu on it. I know it's login prompt does have an icon which you can click to bring up a virtual keyboard to type your login info from. Otherwise any x86 distro with enough customization could be made to work.
 
Old 03-01-2013, 04:33 AM   #3
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Ubuntu comes with the OnBoard virtual keyboard, which is nice. As an alternative, Florence is nice too.

I have recently installed Debian 6.0 on a (much) older tablet PC, you might want to look at my install notes for ideas (see my website in my profile).
 
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I have Lubuntu x64 installed on it at this time but the biggest problem is Onboard keybaord. 1. It was not installed out of the box. 2. Once logged in I can use Onboard but still have to have a physical keyboard for login.
 
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I have recently installed Debian 6.0 on a (much) older tablet PC, you might want to look at my install notes for ideas (see my website in my profile).
Xplore iX104C3, interesting... At work we have about 6 of the Xplore iX104 models just sitting on a shelf along with Panasonic CF-19's, CF-29's.
 
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You have to look for a way to start onboard at the login screen (in Lubuntu this is the lxdm session manager)

(or enable auto-login as a workaround)
 
Old 03-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #7
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I put BeOS on a very much older version of those. Seemed to be mostly common but that one had an odd touchpad model that I never could get past. I had to use a touchpad.

This model ought to be pretty easy to get common distro's on however without any web reports, ymmv.

Could even consider contacting the company.

Might be possible to test live usb's on it. Not sure you will get the most use in linux. If you need linux that model may support virtual machines.
 
  


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