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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Linux Pads Reply with quote

Along the lines of the previous thread(s) where I mentioned what were then known as UMPCs or mini-laptops and are now known as NetBooks, I think we might have a thread about webpads based on Linux.
Here's one to start with.
And here's another.
The latter seems to be available in the US and Canada already and, as per the iPad and existing eBook readers, seems to be mostly a front-end for buying from a particular publisher.
The former, as it's intended to be rebadged, will probably end up being much the same.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like the eDGe. Pity about the price.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know, I sometimes think it's a good things that all these gadgets aren't available in the UK, otherwise, I'd be stone broke.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ho hum, so it's an e-reader but it looks more like one hopes an e-reader would (and it runs Linux, though that's not mentioned in big letters any where on the site). Very pretty for a grayscale display.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Italian tablet PC runs Ubuntu Linux
Italy-based Ekoore is shipping a tablet PC that runs Ubuntu Linux or Windows on an Intel Atom N270. The Ekoore ET10TA10 offers a 10.2-inch, 1024 x 600 backlit touchscreen, as well as 1GB of RAM, flash expansion, a 160GB hard disk drive (HDD), and WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, and USB connections, says Ekoore.
http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Ekoore-ET10TA10/
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing how much that looks just like a NetBook chassis with the top chopped off, I wonder if they are using common components (other than just the chipset, of course).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess How Many JooJoos Have Been Sold
The JooJoo tablet (formerly known as the CrunchPad) started shipping last Friday and orders were expected to deliver on Monday. So how many people are this week playing with their shiny new tablet from Fusion Garage? Well, not many, it turns out.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/crunchpad-JooJoo-Preorders-iPad-HP-Slate,10037.html
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Five open source alternatives to the iPad
Interest in iPad app development is waning, and the device just got here. Maybe that means it's time to explore more open options. Here are five.
http://opensource.com/life/10/4/five-open-source-alternatives-ipad
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamrananvaar wrote:

Interest in iPad app development is waning, and the device just got here.


Hmm, I looked at the original article for that quote, typical journalese. What it could realistically say is, "Interest in iPad development down a fraction according to one survey". What it ought to say is, "Interest in Andoid app development continues to rise, according survey." But never go with the positive when "bad" news sells better.
In the end, money will talk: if a lot of iPads sell and a lot of apps for it, the developers will follow the money.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one comes with Windows but Linux is an option, hardly a web pad really and rather a lot of money just to be able to read in the bath (yes, I know that not the only reason it's waterproof).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



$2295.00?!?!? May as well just put an iPad through a laminating machine!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could this guy get a go with that Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'd need a bigger blender, I don't think it would fold as easily as an iPad.

Parenthetically, here's some good news for Bazza, he'll be able to use that iPad he's lusting over with Linux. Wink

Or, if he prefers, here's a more open device, though more of a multimedia pad really. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This looks bad:



I don't have any lust after the iPad, not after I hear how locked down it is regarding HAVING to use iTunes. However, even I can see that for a touch pad to work, it needs to have no frame for your finger to knock around on. Sheesh Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair, you're not showing the whole thing, see here for a better look. The screen is probably recessed be avoid touching keys on the keyboard when it's folded up.
Still, it does look butt-ugly in it's pad form.
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