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Project To Build Dual-Booting Linux, Android Tablet For $100 114

SternisheFan sends this quote from Ars: "It likely won’t be as sleek or fast as a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10, but a new tablet running both Android and Linux is in the works for open source enthusiasts and lovers of low-budget devices. PengPod tablets, made by a company called Peacock Imports, will dual-boot Android 4.0 and a version of Linux with the KDE Plasma Active interface for touch screens. But in order to reserve a tablet for yourself, you'll have to contribute to the company's crowdfunding project on Indiegogo and hope enough money is raised to begin production. 'Our goal is to build a powerful, True Linux Tablet, one free of Google and Android's restrictions, at a reasonable price,' the PengPod IndieGogo page says. 'If you're a Linux fanatic you probably ended up getting an Android phone. Hey, it's Linux right? It'll be open, run all the programs I'm familiar with and let me hack around and have some fun right? Too often, this is not so. That is why we set out to find a way to run real Linux and all the software you really want.'"
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Project To Build Dual-Booting Linux, Android Tablet For $100

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday November 11, 2012 @10:10AM (#41949099)

    OSX forums are just as bad. Hell I think all forums are full of twats trying to prove their self worth. OSX forums its more along the lines of 'you wanna do something different? IDIOT. apple didnt design it that way'. -- happy OSX and linux user.

  • The people on the forum are trying to use the classic Linux excuses and make the user feel stupid and blame him for Linux shortcomings.

    No, the people in this forum are using a classic FUD technique of finding one nasty datum and pretending it's the whole world.

    They're also lying about KDE, and being deceptive about the DE which will be used on this tablet. If you're genuinely interested in the system and have read past the mess of disinformation and proprietary propaganda that is today's Slashdot, go to the KDE Plasma-active [plasma-active.org] site and test it yourself for free.

  • "Real" Linux (Score:5, Insightful)

    by grumpy_old_grandpa ( 2634187 ) on Sunday November 11, 2012 @10:41AM (#41949281)
    Some people get very confused about the kernel vs. user space applications. RMS said it best:

    “Android is very different from the GNU/Linux operating system because it contains very little of GNU. Indeed, just about the only component in common between Android and GNU/Linux is Linux, the kernel. People who erroneously think “Linux” refers to the entire GNU/Linux combination get tied in knots by these facts, and make paradoxical statements such as “Android contains Linux, but it isn’t Linux”. If we avoid starting from the confusion, the situation is simple: Android contains Linux, but not GNU; thus, Android and GNU/Linux are mostly different.“

FORTRAN is the language of Powerful Computers. -- Steven Feiner