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What's the world coming to? First, there's a $32 million crowdfunding operation in order to craft a smartphone based on Ubuntu Linux, and now, a KDE tablet looks to be shipping to a team of quality assurance engineers. While it's probably too early to declare Linux as an up-and-coming operating system for the mainstream, it's certainly good to see the open source OS getting a lot of love from the two sectors that are most important in the post-PC universe: phones and tablets. Aaron Seigo, a KDE developer, has stated on his Google+ page that the Vivaldi KDE tablet has reached a point where units... Read more...
Own a Nexus 7 tablet and are left bored with the default Android OS? Want to wipe it clean and install Linux? If so, you're in luck, as a couple of developers behind the KDE-derived Plasma Active project have just issued the first release of their distro specifically designed for the tablet. "Wipe it clean" is mentioned specifically above, as using this guide appears to purge the entire Android OS. If you're a skillful Android tablet user, you may be able to dual-boot, but those steps are not covered here. In order to install Plasma Active on your Nexus 7, you'll first need to unlock the boot-loader.... Read more...
There’s a new tablet in town (well, on its way to town, at least) called the Spark. The Linux-based tablet, based on the Zenithink C71, was announced several days ago, but the fellow behind the project, KDE developer Aaron Seigo, released more details on his blog in a convenient Q&A format. He revealed that the tablet (about $265 USD) will be available for pre-order this week and will start shipping worldwide in May. In terms of specifications, the 7-inch (800x480) multi-touch tablet will run a 1GHz AMLogic ARM processor and Mali-400 GPU and sport 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage... Read more...
Windows has long dominated the desktop and notebook scene; even today, the Microsoft-built operating system holds over 90% of the market share for PCs globally. Nearly 9 out of every 10 computers in the entire world run on some form of Windows, which means that there isn't too much space left for the "other guys" to fight it out.Apple currently holds between 5% and 6% of the share, while a great variety of lesser-known systems hold down the rest. Linux is a big name in the tech enthusiast circle, but outside of that, not too many people give it a fighting chance. Good for you, though, because you're... Read more...