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Old 07-20-2009, 12:34 PM   #1
DannyBiker
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Which distribution for a Tablet PC (HP TC1100)


Hello,

I hope I'm writing this in the right section of this so useful board ! My apologies if I didn't but it seemed to most appropriate place.

I purchased a HP TC1100 and am obviously planning to install Linux on it. It's a dated but still very nice device and I think a Linux distribution would definitely help me get the best out of it. But which one ?
I'm a Ubuntu user but I would not have any trouble switching to something else if it is more adapted to this machine. Ubuntu itself has many versions that could be handy (Ubuntu MID or Netbook Remix).
What's your idea on this ?

I would also be very happy if someone could point me a website or board devoted to Linux on Tablet PC because Google wasn't a friend here : only a few lists of compatible tablets or outdated information.


Thanks !


PS : as the HP TC1100 doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, I plan to install the distribution from an USB key. Is 1GB enough ? I have to know if I have to start looking for a larger one...
 
Old 07-24-2009, 07:37 AM   #2
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Up ?
 
Old 07-27-2009, 10:17 PM   #3
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suggestions

I use Xubuntu on my tc1100 tablet.

I've written a guide to setting up and tweaking ubuntu/xubuntu/kubuntu 9.04 jaunty on the tc1100
It also works for other derivatives.

I experimented with regular ubuntu -- including the netbook remix and even HP's netbook interface (forgot what it's called) -- and opengeu (with e17) and also did a minimal install and built e17 myself but xubuntu was my best choice in the end. It has a good balance of speed and functionality. Linux is great because whatever your needs are there is a distro out there for you.

1gb is plenty for a USB install.

Peace
 
Old 08-06-2010, 11:52 AM   #4
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I have been installing OpenSuse 11.3 on my tc1100. I love OS,but seriously, everything that could go wrong went wrong. Finally got rotation working,bam...sound stopped...got nvidia driver...bam no more stylus reaction.

I am poundering at this very moment...shall I dare install Ubuntu for the very first time?

Basically,I just want compiz cool effects and good note-taking/pdf reading/ internet functions...

I'll keep you posted!
 
Old 08-07-2010, 08:13 AM   #5
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One thing is for sure : don't get your hopes to high on JoliCloud. It used to work fine in its earlier versions but version 1.0, although still based on Ubuntu, with the eye-candy in addition, is just not working. And they won't support it.

Too bad, they've lost a fan.
 
Old 08-08-2010, 09:29 AM   #6
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I take it back. Was able to get most things working on OpenSuse:

Read how here:
http://dorienherremans.blogspot.com/...113-on-hp.html

Whoehoe! This is such a cool tablet!
 
  


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