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Month: November 2017

Re: Latest on Linux on tablets with (please Lord) Trinity?

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:05:10 +0100
dep wrote:

> Greets, folks . . .
> I once loved my iPad, but Apple has made me hate and despise it, with
> constant unwanted terrible updates that remove functionality and have
> reduced battery life from <12 hours to >3 hours. (IoS 11 sucks so badly
> that it pulls the branches off nearby trees.) I have had it with the iPad.
> But I have need of a tablet.
> It's been awhile since I heard anything involving Linux being put on a
> tablet; for a time I had a version of Linux running on an H-P Touchpad,
> which has long since died. The X support was semi-decent -- I had either
> or Libre Office running (very slowly) on it.
> That was probably six years ago. I kind of hope that some sort of Linux/X
> development has taken place, but haven't been able to learn much. Anybody
> know if there has been?
> And the important question: would it be possible to put TDE on it and if I
> did, would it work?
> Thanks!

The best I have seen so far is the MeeGo and Mer projects (both developed
for touch), but I have not hardware (tablets) with those. SailfishOS or its
community ports might be of interest, though the community ports does not
support Android apps, where Sailfish has emulator and integration.
Anyway Qt5 is really promissing, but in some aspects it might be too early.
However I think it is worth looking in this direction.