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Re: [vox] Best Linux-based tablet?
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Re: [vox] Best Linux-based tablet?

Ha, ha BW.
It uses a run-of-the mill power brick to charge up. It's a switching
P/S, so all you need is to detach the Euro cable and plug a 2-prong
American cable in the brich. Using the on-screen keyboard, so excuse
the spelling.
The company takes care of updating the Linux distro and the software
that came with it. The current kernel is:
$ uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP PREEMPT
Fri Dec 3 15:00:39 CET 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Please note that it's 300 g heavier than a sanitary iPad. That, in
spite of it having a SSHD.

On 27/04/2011, Darth Borehd <darth.borehd@gmail.com> wrote:
> Does it run on European 220 power?
> On 27 April 2011 09:15, Edwin Groot <evoldevo@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On 26/04/2011, Darth Borehd <darth.borehd@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I've been looking at tablet PCs.  I would like something primarily used
>> for
>> > e-book reading (mostly my own PDFs and OpenOffice documents).  I will
>> mostly
>> > use it with wi-fi at home and off-line while riding on a train.  Do you
>> have
>> > one you can recommend that is linux-based?  I would, of course, prefer
>> > it
>> to
>> > be as open-source and DRM-free as possible.
>> >
>> Hello Darth,
>> I use the WeTab all the time for reading news, PDFs and e-books. OO 3
>> is installed, but I use it more for reading than for editing. I use 3G
>> Internet exclusively. Actually, this is the PC that got me hooked on
>> watching YouTube. Baad, bad! Another pitch is the company ported
>> Bill's Tux Paint to it. My nieces had a lot of fun. See the article
>> on:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WeTab
>> It's a fully-blown Intel PC, so you can install anything you want on
>> it without any elaborate hack. For now I left it at the default MeeGo
>> distribution, which uses RPM. The one catch is it's a German product,
>> but you may be able to order it through Amazon. An identical product
>> is retailed in Canada, but runs a customized Windows 7:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExoPC
>> The WeTab has an active community at:
>> http://www.wetab-community.com
>> I had them add an English-only section, where you can get some help.
>> The Germans are friendlier than you might expect!
>> Samsung and Toshiba market small, Android-based tablets, but I have no
>> experience with them. I really am disappointed with the lack of
>> iPad-like tablets. I was expecting 2011 to be a breakout year for
>> tablets!
>> HTH and good luck,
>> Edwin
>> [Yes, I am in Germany]
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