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[News] GNU/Linux Tablets Galore: iWhat?!?!?!

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Acer promises cloudbook, app store and ereader

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| Acerâs cloudbook will be one of the first 
| to the shelves, expected to ship around 
| September in the US and in Europe shortly 
| afterwards. Unlike Acerâs existing Linux 
| netbooks, this product will run Chrome OS 
| only, to keep battery life long and prices 
| low. The company already offers netbooks 
| running Android or other Linux variants, 
| but always as a second option alongside 
| Windows. Users can then rely on the Linux 
| element for fast boot-up, low power and 
| optimal web performance, and turn on 
| Windows for more high power apps. Google 
| claims Chrome OS, which is an ultralite 
| browser-based OS â just an overlay on a 
| very basic embedded Linux system â will 
| bridge the divide and make Windows 
| unnecessary, as the powerful services and 
| heavy duty data will be held in the cloud.


Eight ways Android and Linux tablets can beat Apple's iPad

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| Apple's newly announced iPad has been touted as "magical," "amazing,"
| and "revolutionary" by company officials. But, key deficiencies in the 
| device provide opportunities for competitors, who can craft better tablets 
| that run Linux or Android.


Appleâs iPad vs Notion Inkâs Adam tablet with Ubuntu: battle of two worlds

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| The âdesktopâ is easy to use in both environment, very similar 
| application startup and indicators. The Ubuntu OS will run several 
| applications in parallel while you will be able to use only one app
| at a time on the iPad. (see about  this later)


Linux can compete with the iPad on price, but whereâs the magic? 

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| You might expect the Executive Director of 
| the Linux Foundation to state with full 
| confidence that Linux-based competitors 
| will crush the iPad.



Anything the iPad can do, Linux can do better.

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| The Apple iPad has finally arrived, and,
| as I predicted a while back, it's really
| just a big iPod Touch. That's great. I
| love my iPod Touch. But, really, is there
| anything here that Linux can't do just as
| well for less money?
| [...]
| Besides the Moblin/Atom boxes, you'll also
| see iPad-like tablets using ARM processors
| and Google's Android 2.0 take on Linux
| coming out at about the same time. Android
| 2 vendors, like Motorola with its Droid,
| have always targeted the iPhone. The iPad
| will just be another arena for their
| battle.
| And, last, but by no means least, there's
| Google with its Chrome operating system.
| It's going to take longer to come to the
| market then the others but I can see
| Chrome Linux powered netbooks giving the
| iPad trouble as well as giving the
| traditional desktop market fits.
| All that taken into consideration, I'm
| also still sure that the iPad will be
| wildly popular. Apple products, when Apple
| puts its mind to it, usually are very
| successful... for users who have the money
| for the shiniest new toys. In the longer
| run though I'm willing to bet that
| collectively the Linux-powered
| entertainment tablets will end up having
| more customers.

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