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Month: November 2017

Re: [trinity-users] Latest on Linux on tablets with (please Lord) Trinity?

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:50:22 +0100
Am Samstag, 11. November 2017 schrieb dep:
> 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!

I have Getac T800 in the field. Hardware works decently well, only 3 things are broken (only 3 stages of brightness, backlight cannot be turned off, two of the case buttons (P1+P2) have the same scancode). UEFI is an abomination, I would never use these devices for myself. Device comes with with windows10, which is not usable at all. What's worse: these "new" Intel atom CPUs are not faster than a EEEPC800 (on windows, too). Only OpenGL is really OK :-) What I have seen, the hardware of intel based tablets is about the same over all brands, which means there is not much power in it.  As it comes to TDE, it works very nice on these devices.


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