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[News] Another Tablet Running GNU/Linux Appears

  • Subject: [News] Another Tablet Running GNU/Linux Appears
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 01:30:22 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Linuxâs Tablet Answer: Notion Ink ADAM

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| The truly revolutionary component on this 
| tablet is its screen, which incorporates Pixel 
| Qi technology to give a similar experience as 
| e-Ink when the backlight is off. This gives 
| the tablet its godly battery life,  and allows 
| it to directly challenge the reading 
| experience of eReaders.  It is a powerful 
| tablet, and the deviceâs multitasking with 
| Flash support is undoubtedly a response to the 
| iPadâs inability to do either.



iPad Vs HP, Google, Dell, Camangi Slates

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| Interestingly, the iPad will not be
| challenged from Microsoft but from the
| sleeping-giant Gnu-Linux. Here is a
| comparison with some of the to-be-released
| Gnu-Linux powered tablets.


Hold On Apple, Amazon Brings Kindle Flood

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| Most blogs and reports are putting the iPad
| in direct competition with Amazon's Kindle.
| Some even say that the iPad will kill
| Kindle; it seems Muktware* (Gnu-Linux)
| powered Kindle is hard to kill.


Education and the iPadâs architecture of control

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| Also alarming is how susceptible a closed
| platform like the iPad could be to
| exploitation by service and content
| providers. A closed platform makes it very
| simple to enforce rigid controls on what
| kind of content is made available to
| students. Just think of the AT&T
| strangehold on iPhone service, and scale
| that up to textbooks in an entire school
| district. This monopolistic control is
| annoying for well-funded, sophisticated
| consumers of technology. It is disastrous
| for the poor, and catastrophic for the
| developing world. Delivering 100 free iPads
| to a village in West Africa or a struggling
| school district in Mississippi isn't
| charity, it's a set of handcuffs.


How the iPad Could Drive Up College Tuition

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| That is, costs won't come down unless
| universities act boldly to replace the
| expensive texts and butts-in-seats
| classroom models with mobile, wireless,
| open-source education.


The iPad is DRM doom, says DRM doom group

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| That said, I donât like DRM, but I dislike
| the Free Software Foundation (FSF, the
| actual people behind this âprotestâ) even
| less. Whereas the area of software patents
| needs urgent reform and the concept of fair
| use needs to be defined and codified, these
| folks want all software to be âfree,â a
| slippery concept that they describe as
| âfree as in free speech, not as in free
| beer.â


Apple iPad is no good for business (says Windows Tablet manufacturer)

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