I have a toshiba portege M400 will I have to continue using Windows XP or Windows 7 to get the full tablet functionality or is there a linux OS that is just as good or better? E.g. a Version of Ubantu, Mint or one of the more popular ones?

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16308[/ATTACH]Coming soon from Samsung: a new tablet computer designed to compete in the iPad market. Running the Android operating system from Google, it will be smaller than the iPad, with a 7-inch screen instead of the iPad's 9.7 inches. The release is currently scheduled for third quarter of this year. The revelation came on the heels of the appearance of [URL="http://www.unwiredview.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/137661940.jpg"]an image of the new device[/URL] being presented. rumors of such a device have been around since the beginning of this year under a variety of names including [URL="ttp://www.crunchgear.com/2010/07/30/samsungs-tablet-android-7-inch-screen-august-11th-announcement/"]Galaxy Tab[/URL], [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/17/samsung-galaxy-tab-p1000-tablet-sports-wifi-and-3g-data-about-a/"]P1000[/URL], and [URL="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/33477/first-sighting-samsung-spad-ipad"]sPad[/URL]. The Android operating system, which is Linux-based, …

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Last week, [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story299002.html"]Indian officials unveiled a $35 Linux-based touchscreen computer[/URL] to the dropped jaws of users holding tablets 16x as much. Capable of web browsing with JavaScript and Flash support, word processing, video conferencing, viewing multimedia content, reading PDF files, and housing USB ports, Wi-Fi, and 2GB of storage, its affordable price tag left some in awe and the rest in disbelief. Slated for release in “early 2011”, the tablet is aimed at university students from roughly 8,500 colleges, allowing affordable access to nearly 500 courses available online in attempts to promote a turn around for a failing countrywide educational …

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India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has announced that the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Science has developed a tablet with a retail price of $35 (approximately 1600 rupees), beating the price of MIT's [URL="http://laptop.org/en/"]One Laptop Per Child Program[/URL]. The Linux-based prototype performs Internet browsing, word processing, and video conferencing and offers wifi, 2 GB memory, and USB ports. It can even be converted to run on solar power (at an extra cost). The tablet has no hard disk, but instead uses a memory card, much like a mobile phone. India hopes to find a …

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A lot of people, including me, want one but will a true Linux Pad computer ever exist? I've seen some intriguing prototypes over the years and none more interesting than the [URL="http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/prod_summary.jsp?code=RDSMARTBOOK"]Freescale Smartbook[/URL] but will any of them ever go into mass production? Freescale has the best chance of any that I've seen so far but should it go into production, will it pose any real competition for [URL="http://www.apple.com"]Apple[/URL]'s iPad? I also have said that I didn't think Apple would ever produce such an animal and, if they did, it would be too expensive for your typical consumer. With the …

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Hey all, I'm a library science student concentrating in info tech, and my passion is information delivery, specifically how technology is changing how we receive and process information. Specific examples would be the Kindle, tablet pcs, touch screens, and video-in-print. I'd really love to get into research and development, but I have no programming experience and very little knowledge of this new technology... can anyone recommend me some steps I should take and resources I should look at to get up to speed? Thanks! Kaylin

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I have an Acer Travelmate C300 tablet PC that is about 5 years old. I've had a couple different batteries for it and in December of last year, the A/C adapter on it went bad. I believe it would go off and on with the power supply. So, as hard as I tried to buy an original A/C adapter, the only choice I could find was a "compatible" one. Around February, I noticed right-clicks occurring on the screen when I had the unit plugged in and the battery was charging. From research, it indicated that there could be an electromagnetic …

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