Ubuntu for Tablets

Discussion in 'General Computing' started by Darwin, May 6, 2012.

  1. Darwin

    Darwin New Member

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    I have to say I am looking forward to grabbing my first Tablet with Ubuntu installed. Looks a real bad boy!

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    I will be acquiring one as soon as I can - Has anyone had any experience with Ubuntu on a Tab? Which one?

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  2. enhu

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    interesting. how do we download and install ubuntu in a tablet?
    my girl will acquire a new ipad3 and she'll give her current ipad 1 to me later.. wanna try this. :D

    hope we can downlaod files using ubuntu in the tablet as ios5 can't.
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    You need to have android, download the linux loader app, and be able to root it. It's that easy!
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  4. enhu

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    do you mean its just an apps?
    I actually search "linux loader" in the App store but found none.
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    I never even knew they would develop something like that. It is really cool. Someone please post a download link to get that software for the tablet (If one exists).
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    That will be awesome if we can finally have a tablet that boots up using Ubuntu. I will be looking forward on that.
  7. Microsuck

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    Personally, I don't think any tablet manufacturer will load Ubuntu onto their products from the factory. I could be wrong, but I just don't think that the average consumer has any business with Ubuntu. Of course, I'd love to see it happen, it just seems unlikely to me.
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    I have to agree with Microsuck. The Ubuntu name isn't that large with regular consumers. I would guess it would be installed by the user when you get a tablet with existing Windows, Android, or any other operating system.
  9. Bill

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    I can't wait to see Ubuntu available on a phone. Now that would be cool.
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    I have never had a tablet with ubuntu on it... But this one looks like I could give it a try :).
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    Its not just unlikely ,its a fact ! But you brought up a very good point !
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    Hello everyone,
    There IS a way to install Ubuntu on an iPad. You need to install Android on your iPad (Google it) and then get the app and everything.
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    LizzRoxx New Member

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    Scotty, do you mean "linux launcher"? (I don't have a tab, i have a samsung galaxy sIII android phone) Been having problems transfering files - by problems i mean, completely unsuccessful (pics, music etc...) to/ from my ubuntu/ linux laptop. Guys, would it help if i upload the launcher to my phone or will it not make any difference at all? Thanks.
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    It's because Apple restricts the App Store.
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    Troll detected in old thread:p
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    Ha ha!
    As this thread has very helpfully been resurrected, I thought I'd share this shocking revelation:

    You may not believe this, but I've had a Ubuntu tablet since Ubuntu 6.06.... It currently runs Xubuntu 14.04. It's an ancient, bulky RM tablet from the early 2000's which is about the size/weight of a medium to large laptop. It weighs an absolute ton!

    There's a touch-screen, but not as we'd know it nowadays - It only works with a stylus. An 800Mhz Intel processor, 768Mb RAM (upgraded from 256Mb), one USB port and a 500Gb HD (upgraded from 20Gb). Plus there is a huge docking station with a CD-ROM drive, old-style PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports, COM port, Serial port, VGA out and some additional USB ports. Heh heh!

    And it's still going strong - albeit slowly..... I really need to look into putting something more lightweight onto it. Perhaps Crunchbang, or maybe Puppy. I also need to find a new stylus for it as one of my sproglings has very kindly broken the current one! :(
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    Can i install ubuntu on my talbet Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite?

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