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Working on laptops and tablets is tricky and honestly, its actually cheaper to replace those devices when they break.
Laptops can be spare-parted with websites like www.sparepartswarehouse.com to buy replacement stuff, upgrading a laptop is next to impossible unless it has components that can be swapped out.
Some laptops for a time carried the MXM PCI-E modular graphics chips, but these did not last long and with too many specifications, they're adoption went completely south. The only few things you MIGHT be able to upgrade on a laptop is the RAM, Hard Drive, and CPU. Otherwise, you're locked in.
With tablets, there's not much you can do at all except replace the OS with Cyanogenmod.
FWIW, if you're looking for a GUI which is targeted at both desktop and tablet/phone devices, Enlightenment is looking pretty good these days. Course it doesn't have anything like the number of apps available for Android or iOS, but early days...
You will be missed here. I understand your frustration and I like you take a break from the things that cause me stress. I do not think Linux questions goal is stress. Will be here waiting like a brother when and if you return.
I would like to use this thread to thank those who helped me in these 6 years as a poster on LQ. I joined LQ only because of Slackware. I never believed in the forum format but the alternative at that time was alt.os.linux.slackware which was infested by trolls.
I don't see any point in following Slackware any more because of the stubbornness of the Slackware crowd in thinking that smartphones and tablets are not proper computers and to be honest also because my recent posts were ignored.
Thank you for what I've learnt here but it's time for me to move on.
This is the kind of thing that gets you butt-hurt?! Good gawd, you've got deeper problems than anything to do with Slackware and LQ.