Here's a tablet that will run Android and Linux for $120
0. phoneArena 04 Dec 2012, 03:40 posted on
Behold, the PengPod tablet! Now, now, before you all walk away with your interest meter going sharply down, please take a moment to acquaint yourselves with the geeky concept of this gadget...
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2. eddo85 (Posts: 11; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
linux on a tablet? what about the button size?
7. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)
one word: Bodhi. http://distrowatch.com/table.p
hp?distribution=bodhi(Also has a tablet interface)
3. nlbates66 (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)
it's ARM Linux too btw, not x86 Linux because of the processor, while a lot of open source stuff can be compiled into ARM i'm not sure if there's limitations there, also forget running proprietary software on it probably.
4. gazmatic (Posts: 628; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Yes. Then I can just post sailfish for less than 200 bucks. You know it will have keylime pie too. The two best open source mobile os's. And if I brick it so what. I can spend another 200 bucks. Heck I might even get 3!
6. shuaibhere (Posts: 1762; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Full blown linux?????? Am already there....
8. tasior (Posts: 261; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)
I personally think that nowadays, tablets are just bigger phones. Perhaps Windows 8 Pro tablets will change that, but for now tablet is just something You take instead of a newspaper when You go take a crap. So when I think of buying a tablet I think of buying a cheap tablet. So Yes I prefer to spend 120$ than 200$ on proven tablet.
About Linux. I can't imagine myself working on it. It would have to have a keyboard and moreover, everything would have to be recompiled. So I don't see any use for Linux on a tablet. Nevertheless it's a nice add-on to a tablet at this price.
9. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
LINUX being for Geeks is a "WINTEL" fed garbage.
Desktop linux is as easy as WINDOWS if not better.
On Tablet it will happen because M$ is now making it's own hardware so OEM partners will have to adjust to find newer markets as M$ wil eventually scr3w all OEM vendors if they taste success.
10. matthewbendyna (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)
Ok, it's early 2013 now. How can I get one, already?