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Old 10-20-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
julius415
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Advice for linux os on Tablet Pc


Hey everybody im new to linux and honestly all i know about it is from playing around in ubuntu once before. I recently bought a tablet pc from bmodo, the bmodo12g. here are the specs

http://www.bmodo.com/bmodo12g_specs.html

but in short it has an intel atom N450 and 2gb ram.

It is currently running windows 7 which at times can be a little heavy and glitchy, and it takes up close to 10gb of my 26gb total.
My question is, is there a linux os that will work on my tablet and be lighter and less glitchy than windows?

I tried doing a search and i didnt realize how many linux os there are, so some advice from someone that knows about them would be greatly appreciated.

My main concern is that the touch input will work, an onscreen keyboard, and currently there is a third party software from bmodo to control hdmi output, bluetooth, wireless, and 3g, i need these to work as well.

This tablet is my only pc and i mainly use it for homework(i use openoffice), web, media, and some light games.

thanks
JG
 
Old 10-20-2011, 07:51 PM   #2
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You would be better off returning it if you can and getting an Android tablet. Any Linux OS probably will not have the correct drivers for the tablet. The drivers for those are product specific.
 
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:41 PM   #3
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Bodhi Linux seems touchscreen friendly. Like AuroraZero mentioned though. Not any info on running Linux yet on your model of tablet though. You could run a live session of Bodhi from a USB drive I guess.
 
Old 10-20-2011, 10:24 PM   #4
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There are quite a few tablet OS's for these netbook devices. Many distro's are geared for netbooks but tablet features can usually be added in. Take a look at netbook distros.

The atom will still be a bit pokey no matter what you put on it.
 
  


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