I think this problem might be solved with an Android tablet, but there’s probably something I’m not seeing. It’s an interesting project, though.
A great piece about the importance of open software and hardware in education from former interviewee Nathan Schneider
It’s pretty fantastic to see this question in the Times’ weekly Personal Tech Q&A section. Although I imagine the ones published on Christmas are probably the least read of the year…
Not especially Linux-related, but a very interesting project. An his hope for Windows 8 is especially intriguing.
A year ago I said goodbye to my trusty MacBook Pro and started working exclusively on an iPad + Linode 512. It was an experiment at first – one that I never thought would last.
Twelve months later and I find I’m still working like this. A combination of Vim and GNU Screen for…
Linux Journal recently had a very cool article by Mark O’Connor, about how he’s running Ubuntu on his iPad via the Linode cloud service.
It’s not something I necessarily want to do (and to be honest, I’m not sure I have the technical skill to do it), but it’s a fascinating concept. We’ve all heard of thin clients, and what’s thinner than an iPad?
It’s a cool and seemingly effective, efficient way for Mark to work.
Also, he makes the point that this can be done with any tablet with good SSH and VNC clients.
I was just at Staples and the woman answering the phone there answered each call with a message that they were sold out of HP TouchPads. I asked her if she was told to answer that way and she said it was to save time, since that’s what everyone was calling about.
The amount of consumer interest in a discontinued tablet makes me think tablets are still way overpriced. People want something decent, but also very cheap. And I think there’s a solid market in making something heavier than an iPad and something slower than an iPad, that’s also much cheaper.