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Update on the effort to defeat Restricted Boot

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Think twice before purchasing Microsoft's new ARM-based tablet, especially if you are hoping to replace the new Windows RT operating system, with a free software operating system such as GNU/Linux or Android. These new devices ship with Restricted Boot, which prevents you from installing free software on the device.

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First MeeGo Linux tablet ships

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Neofonie-owned WeTab GmbH has shipped what appears to be the first MeeGo-based tablet, the 11.6-inch, Intel Atom N450-based WeTab

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ASUS Dumps Vista 7, Goes With Linux Instead

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ASUS is said to be embracing Linux for tablets, HP carries on with Linux in tablets (or another form factor), and Microsoft will use its own employees as guinea pigs for phones

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Meego marches forward on handsets and tablets

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Nokia has confirmed that it now plans to release a preliminary version of its MeeGo platform for handsets on the 30th of June. A demo video of a pre-alpha version of MeeGo 1.1 for tablets has appeared online

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Hobbyist kit turns BeagleBoard into a tablet

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Open source electronics firm Liquidware has released a kit for attaching a 4.4-inch Liquidware BeagleTouch OLED touchscreen to a BeagleBoard to construct a Linux-based, tablet device. The Beagle Embedded Starter Kit also incorporates a BeagleJuice battery module and a 4GB SD card.

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Ubuntu For Tablets Coming In 2011

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Well this is interesting! Canonical will launch an Ubuntu version for tablet computers which should be available in the winter of 2011. The info comes from Chris Kenyon, Canonical's vice president of OEM.

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OLPC unveils slimline tablet PC

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The group behind the $100 laptop has revealed the design for its latest computer aimed at connecting children in the developing world.

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Fedora 12 rocks on tablets

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Got a tablet, or want to get one, but not sure it’s going to work out in Linux? Here’s how my Thinkpad x61’s built-in Wacom tablet works in Fedora 12 Beta:

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$300 tablet runs Ubuntu Linux on AA batteries

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NorhTec has announced a tablet computer that will cost just $300, run Ubuntu Linux on a 1GHz SoC (system-on-chip), and operate via eight AA batteries. The "Gecko Info Pad" will include an 8.9-inch touchscreen display, 8GB of solid state storage, and needs no external power brick, the company says.

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Nokia N810 Internet Tablet Released

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Nokia's N810 Internet Tablet finally makes it to the US, and it'll cost you $480. For once, Nokia's eschewing of the term "phone" turns out to make sense: The only connection option you get with the N810 are WiFi and Bluetooth.

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Linux Internet tablets gain WiFi login agent

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Boingo Wireless Inc. has announced a free WiFi software agent for Nokia's Linux-based Internet tablets. The quick-connect agent is said to streamline logins at some 100,000-plus Boingo Mobile hotspots, for users of Nokia's N810 or N800 running Tablet OS 2008.

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The Linux-based Archos 604

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The Archos 604 comes with 30 GBs of storage and a 4.3" 480x272 32bit screen. On the box we found some earbud headphones, a rechargeable Li-ion battery, a dedicated USB 2.0 charging cable, a DVR Station adapter (DVR Station sold separately), a nice carry case and a Quick Start Guide.

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