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Old 10-20-2012, 09:43 AM   #16
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Someone from Canonical just demoed Ubuntu running on the Nexus 7 tablet
http://youtu.be/_2tGHfmM-TU

With accelerated graphics working apparently (which is a problem with those Allwinner A10 tablets)

The tiny 7" screen would probably make a normal desktop environment difficult to use, but might be great for Plasma Active.

The tablet starts at $200 and can be purchased here:
http://www.google.com/nexus/#/7
Anybody thinking about buying might want to wait, though, because Google is about to double the storage and keep the price the same.

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Old 10-28-2012, 09:03 AM   #17
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Someone from Canonical just demoed Ubuntu running on the Nexus 7 tablet
http://youtu.be/_2tGHfmM-TU
yes, and now there's even a PPA repository and an automated procedure for installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Nexus 7.

I just started wondering if there's a way to do this with other distributions (read: Slackware )
 
Old 10-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #18
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yes, and now there's even a PPA repository and an automated procedure for installing Ubuntu 12.04 on Nexus 7.

I just started wondering if there's a way to do this with other distributions (read: Slackware )
Yeah I tried it out for a little bit.

Runs fairly smooth, but it's very frustrating to use with a touchscreen.
I just ordered a wireless keyboard with a built-in touchpad, when it arrives I might try to get armedslack running on my N7.

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Old 11-04-2012, 05:58 AM   #19
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Should I consider running a fund-raiser?

Eric
I'd contribute. I've been thinking about a ZaTab as well, but ... ZaReason has not responded to my last two emails. I don't know, maybe I asked too many questions? I feel like I must have ticked them off somehow.

Probably just paranoia.

/G
 
Old 11-04-2012, 02:43 PM   #20
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When (eventually) a how-to is written for installing Slackware on a tablet, which desktop is best suited for the tablet environment?
 
Old 11-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #21
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When (eventually) a how-to is written for installing Slackware on a tablet, which desktop is best suited for the tablet environment?
I've thought about that, and depending on how touch actually works it could be fluxbox? I know that sounds kind of silly, but when you think of a configurable menu with click anywhere support it makes sense. I think KDE is supposed to be working on a plasma desktop for touch. I was always under the impression that Gnome3 was meant for touch, kind of like the Metro interface for Win8... almost unusable on a desktop, but supposedly very friendly for touchscreens.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 03:46 AM   #22
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I installed E17 to try it out, and it asked me if I had a touchscreen during first run. Bohdi, an e17 and ubuntu based distro, is supposed to be very good for touchscreen use, and has a special tablet layout. So possibly e17.
 
  


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