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[News] Linux Tablets Starting at $199, Available Since Yesterday

  • Subject: [News] Linux Tablets Starting at $199, Available Since Yesterday
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2010 08:48:41 +0000
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Need a tablet? Android based iLet Mini HAL shipping March 1 for $199

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| With all of the tablet-fever recently, you 
| may have sat back and thought to yourself, 
| âdo I need one of these things?â Even with 
| Apple trying to convince us that the next 
| form of computing is going to be tablet and 
| gesture based, many people including myself 
| are still questioning if a tablet is 
| something we really need.
| It looks like the company Haleron thinks we 
| need a tablet in our lives and decided to 
| enter the game with their 7â Android 1.6 
| based iLet Mini HAL. It isnât the most 
| powerful device; running a 600MHz VIA CPU 
| with 128MB of RAM but for a low $199 price 
| tag you canât really ask for too much. The 
| Haleron iLet Mini HAL will also have 2GB of 
| onboard memory as well as 10GB of âcloudâ 
| storage for all of your stuff and will start 
| shipping next week.


MeeGo: The Linux iPad?

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| It's may be a twee name but MeeGo could be 
| the next big thing.
| It sounds like something a child would say, 
| or the name of a baby's toy, but MeeGo has 
| much bigger aspirations in mind. For those 
| that weren't completely sucked into the 
| Mobile World Congress last week, and 
| consequently missed the announcement, MeeGo 
| is the name of a new - yes another - mobile 
| phone operating system launched at the 
| conference. In truth it's not really so much 
| new as being a new collaboration. In this 
| case between Intel and Nokia and their 
| respective Moblin and Maemo operating 
| systems.



iFreeTablet â the open source iPad competitor from Spain

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| Competition for the Apple iPad is already
| threatening to come from many different, well-
| known companies. Google and HTC may have a
| tablet this year, Microsoft certainly has a few
| running Windows 7 from its partner
| manufacturers. But another tablet looks
| promising and comes from a complete unknown.


Where are the Linux tablets?

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| In my opinion, the ideal OS for a tablet PC
| would be a Linux-based OS running the Elive
| distribution. This distribution would be
| lightweight enough, yet have plenty of 3D eye
| candy for a modern desktop. The Elive desktop
| would be ideal for a touchscreen-based
| hardware. Yes, this is me showing favoritism,
| but if you really put some thought to it, the
| E17 desktop is perfect for the touchscreen. If
| youâve not experienced Elive, download a Live
| CD of it and try it out. Once you have it
| running, imagine it being used on a tablet PC.
| The only hitch would be how to initiate some
| of the compiz features without having the
| keyboard handy. Of course, after seeing what
| the Elive team has done so far, any hitches to
| tablet migration would be minor.


Android Tablets vs. Apple iPad: Comparison/Review

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| With the launch of Appleâs new iPad this week,
| everyone seems to have their eyes tuned into
| the tablet market. Well jump on over to
| Gizmodo for the full review and comparison of
| the iPad, HP Slate, JooJoo, and a few Android
| tablets (Notion Ink Adam, Dell Mini 5, Archos
| 7 Android).


Google Enters the Tablet Fray

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| The Chrome OS, which runs on top of the
| Linux kernel, is a direct challenge to
| Microsoft's(MSFT Quote) dominance in the PC
| market and will also intensify competition
| between Google and Apple. Chrome is
| expected to launch in the second half of
| the year and is an extension of Google's
| Chrome Web browser. It will initially be
| targeted at netbooks -- and tablets.

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