LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 06-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
xmrkite
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: California, USA
Distribution: Mint 16, Lubuntu 14.04, Mythbuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 13.10, Xubuntu 10.04
Posts: 554

Rep: Reputation: 30
What programs are there for tablet users of ubuntu/linux?


Hello, I was thinking of getting an android tablet, but I'd rather be able to run my regular firefox, open office, and other desktop applications, which android tablets can't do.

So now I'm thinking of getting a used tablet pc (with a keyboard).

My question is: Are there any good table specific apps, or will it pretty much just be a desktop? What do other linux tablet pc users install on their tablets?

-Thanks
 
Old 06-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
dirbyjr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Location: texas
Distribution: FEDORA! ubuntu who? android...
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I'm not sure if this answers your question but at least as far as desktop environments go I see you're using kubuntu so you might not have had a chance to play with the new gnome (3.x) it is very tablet/touch screen friendly...
 
Old 06-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
xmrkite
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: California, USA
Distribution: Mint 16, Lubuntu 14.04, Mythbuntu 14.04, Kubuntu 13.10, Xubuntu 10.04
Posts: 554

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
That is good, but how functional are the programs when used in touch screen, stuff like firefox, thunderbird, remote dekstop (rdp), ssh, etc?

I guess that's my main concern, though it is a big plus to have a touch friendly interface in gnome. I don't have a touchscreen to test it out on yet.
 
Old 06-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
dirbyjr
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jun 2012
Location: texas
Distribution: FEDORA! ubuntu who? android...
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
All of that should be fine if your talking about the tablets that are pretty much laptops with reversible monitors... in fact even if you wanted to run a full x windows distro on a regular tablet (ie iPad, Xoom, etc) I don't believe your primary drawback would be functionality of desktop applications, most of the productivity solutions like Firefox and your office suites should function fairly well. The main shortfall will be how heavy an x windows GUI would be on said tab. But even this can be minimized with the likes of ice or lxde desktop environments...

I'm interested in a similar question so if you decide to make the dive keep us posted on form and function...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Ubuntu One taking care of Windows users ... not so much users of other Linux distributions LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-26-2010 10:30 PM
Ubuntu/Linux on Tablet PCs Jeff91 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 4 12-30-2009 07:20 PM
how to block certain programs to linux users iinfi Linux - Desktop 2 01-23-2009 03:04 PM
Linux in Tablet PC, ubuntu? kermit Linux - Laptop and Netbook 6 03-09-2008 02:20 PM
Linux on Tablet PC users... it-s Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 02-27-2006 03:09 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration