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Old 01-23-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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Tablets & Linux


I'm looking to buy a tablet pc in the near future and I want it to run Linux, what is the current state of Linux on tablets and how do they compare to windows on tablets? Which distributions have the best support and features for tablets? Which tablets work best with Linux and have the best features? So far I've been heavily favoring the Toshiba, if you have a Toshiba, how has your experience been with it?

Woo, I finally found a question I needed to ask!
 
Old 01-26-2009, 08:09 AM   #2
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No one uses linux on a tablet?
 
Old 01-26-2009, 08:16 AM   #3
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I have not seen a tablet PC in many moons.

Google: "tablet pc linux" .....MANY hits.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 08:17 AM   #4
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You might want to check with penguin Linux on which distro's are installed on their tablet computers. They sell IBM thinkpad tablet computers.

Also check with http://tuxmobil.org/tablet_unix.html. There are pleny of links for toshiba tablets with notes on installation and the distro that the user installed.
 
Old 01-26-2009, 09:15 AM   #5
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I have not seen a tablet PC in many moons.

Google: "tablet pc linux" .....MANY hits.
Was just hoping to see some people who had them that could give me the upsides and downsides of them from personal experience, I've looked at quite a few google links already and know a fair bit about them. What i was looking for was more "use case" type things and the little idiosyncrasies that reviews and such don't typically hit on.

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