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Old 12-04-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Linux for tablets

Any one have any realistic idea when a version of linux will be present in a commercially available tablet. I am not talking about rooting anything and I know android is essentially a unix based system. I just want a tablet that works as well as my ubuntu laptop.
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every android tablet out there is running Linux as is the Nook as it is basically a customized android tablet. Android is NOT BASICALLY LInux, it IS Linux.
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OK, maybe I need to modify my question. When is a ubuntu or mint tablet going to be available? I would guess from the first answer never.
Old 12-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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Awhile back there was a GNU/Linux tablet called KDE Active Plasma II, but I think it has been discontinue.

If you really want a GNU/linux tablet the only way most will do is to install an ARM based distro and hope the process goes smoothly.
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Ubuntu Tablet

Ubuntu are seeking tablet manufacturers to use Ubuntu.

There's a link at the bottom of this page where you can ask to be emailed of any developments.
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I read recently in a Linux Magazine that KDE is in fact coming out with the "kde Tablet"!!! Super F$^%&* EXCITED!! I read it is in BETA, and is only being sold for testing purposes.

Found it! is the "Vivaldi" - The KDE Plasma Tablet, found in Linux Format UK August 2012. I also read Samsung partnered with the Linux Foundation last year!!

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