ThistleWeb wrote:As I understand it tablets are a totally different architecture, so no normal distros or compiled binaries will work on it. So to get a tablet compatible version of an OS they'd need tablets to test and build on. Given that the Mint team is very small, it may be a good idea if it wasn't further diluted to produce another vastly different edition. I can see the comments already "great Mint 12 Tablet, can we get a KDE version now?"
Android isn't a regular Linux, it's a Linux kernel and a Java environment. The hardware is also likely to be ARM, not Intel or AMD. People with older PPC Macs have very limited options of PPC versions of Linux distros, because it's a separate load of work to maintain it. You don't just run an amd64 or i386 version on PPC hardware and expect it to work. All of that is before we even start to consider UI's.
Given the context, I don't think it was that flippant of a response, it was actually pretty realistic, specially considering Mint relies on donations and user contributions.
Land_Of_Tears wrote:Isn't that new Spark tablet supporting a Linux distribution? not sure which one and I think Ubuntu are looking into the tablet market and taking it more seriously.
bimsebasse wrote:Of all the major Linux distros Mint is probably the most tablet-......uninterested. I'm buying everyone a drink if clem comes out and says he's gonna start developing Mint for tablets in the next 3 years. Ubuntu is a much better bet.
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